Detroit Lions don’t believe Calvin Johnson needs offseason surgery

Dec 22, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) warms up before the game against the New York Giants at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Watching Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson play, you might assume he’s not human.

Your assumptions might not be far off considering Johnson, who is a week-in, week-in Pro Bowl talent has been putting up MVP-like numbers with a nagging right knee/ankle injury that has plagued the former Georgia Tech star for years.

Johnson has continually missed practices and even playing time due to the injury, but the Lions don’t feel Megatron will need offseason surgery to correct the problem:

“I don’t think he needs surgery,” Schwartz said. “He doesn’t have anything that’s surgical, at least at this point. His ankle was very sore and his knee remained sore. I just think we will see where he is next week. If he’s able to contribute, I mean he’s such a competitor and he wants to be out there and help the team.”

I’m no doctor, so I can’t speculate on what exactly is causing the issues for Johnson but if Schwartz feels there’s nothing that can be done to improve his injury via an operation, that seems to void the need for surgery.

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