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

Source: Lions' Calvin Johnson may need surgery for sprained knee

According to a source, it may be true that Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson might need arthroscopic surgery to repair his sprained right knee.


Doctors are recommending that Johnson undergo the surgery this off season in order to alleviate swelling and to clean out loose bodies in his knee, according to the source.

But Johnson and the Lions will determine the best course of action following Sunday’s season finale against the Minnesota Vikings.

Johnson is currently listed as questionable for the Lions’ regular season finale. Although he’s just missed one game this season due to injury, it doesn’t necessarily mean he should go in and play in today’s game.

The league’s second-leading receiver this season might want to consider just sitting out altogether to not risk anything further. He should take a look at teammate Reggie Bush, who aggravated his calf injury during the team’s warm ups three weeks ago.

In order to not risk a further setback to his knee, Johnson might want to think about getting surgery sooner rather than later,.

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UPDATE: Calvin Johnson has been downgraded to inactive for the regular season finale.

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