David Johnson says knee is totally fine

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During a recent appearance on PFT Live, Cardinals running back David Johnson said that he’s set a goal of becoming the third player in history to get 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards in the same season.

Reaching that goal will take good health, something that was a bit of a concern when the 2016 season came to an end with Johnson nursing a knee injury. It was a good sign that he didn’t need to have surgery and it’s an even better one that he says all is well with the knee right now.

“My wheel is good,” Johnson said, via the team’s website. “Good to go already. Back training, full throttle. Doing everything.”

The Cardinals spent the immediate aftermath of the 2016 season wondering if quarterback Carson Palmer and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald would return for another season. Both have opted in for 2017, although their presence probably won’t make a significant if the Cardinals have to go without Johnson for any extended period of time.

6 responses to “David Johnson says knee is totally fine

  1. Not a Cards or Steelers fan but Johnson and Bell are as good as it gets and a joy to watch. Careers are so short it’s a shame more ‘fans’ can’t just enjoy seeing the truly gifted players ply their trade no matter what uniform they are wearing.

  2. Best all around RB in the NFL, I haven’t enjoyed watching an athlete at the position as much since Barry Sanders and Sweetness.

  3. Don’t buy it…he will play half the snaps in order to protect the knee. Bye Week 6 when the Cardinals are out of the playoffs, his playing time will drop even more.

  4. learysdisciples says:
    Mar 12, 2017 12:46 PM
    Don’t buy it…he will play half the snaps in order to protect the knee. Bye Week 6 when the Cardinals are out of the playoffs, his playing time will drop even more.

    Do you always smoke you lunch or are you really that dumb???

    Cardinals will be better than last year.

  5. Not a Cardinals fan, but if you love football you have to love a guy like David Johnson, who plays the game right — and so very well.
    The NFL and all of us who watch it are better off with guys like him in the league. It’s great to hear that he’s getting healthy and working out.
    Good luck.

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