Schwartz: Johnson’s knee sore after game, but that’s not uncommon

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Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson experienced some knee soreness after Sunday’s win at Cleveland, head coach Jim Schwartz said Monday, according to multiple media outlets.

However, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Schwartz noted that Johnson has dealt with soreness in the past.

“He was sore after the game but he’s been sore after practice,” Schwartz said, per the Free Press. “It’s too soon to really know if it was any worse.”

Johnson played 38-of-74 snaps on Sunday, catching three passes for 25 yards.

The Lions host the Bengals on Sunday. Their bye is in Week Nine.

7 responses to “Schwartz: Johnson’s knee sore after game, but that’s not uncommon

  1. Stafford was pretty darn good in the 4th quarter, and the defense stepped it up in the 2nd half.

    Need to keep winning as the Packers next 5 of 6 games are pretty soft. The Bears schedule is a little tougher as they have already played 4 home games.

  2. Lions need to go on a little run here and let calvin heal into the bye. We should just get rid of patrick edwards who can’t catch a cold and move bush to the outside. I’d like to see ogletree too. Lets not do what we did with mike thomas.
    The Defense has looked awesome! Go lions

  3. The MCKs need to sit Calvin. They are a solid team this year even without him in the line up. This is a good time to rest him through their bye and have him ready to roll strong through the stretch run.

  4. Must be nice to be able to have a comment section where you can be optimistic about your team without having to listen to Seahawks fans tell you you’re worthless and the super bowl’s already theres. That being said. Love how Stafford’s playing this yr. Hope you guys can get a healthy Megatron soon.

  5. If Calvin is out either/both of the next two weeks, it’ll be bad for the Lions.

    Week 5: Lions put up 9 points (including a garbage time TD) against an abhorrent Green Bay defense without Megatron.
    Week 6: Jacksonville hangs 12 (offensive) points on a statistically similar Denver defense.

    Negative comparisons to the Jags don’t bode well, especially when considering the Lions next opponent is allowing only 18.5 points per game and rather recently held a Tom Brady led offense to 6 points.

    All that said, I would prefer the L to Calvin suffering any kind of setback – We need him back to full health for late Nov-Dec… badly… Go Lions

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