The Detroit Lions are busy getting new head coach Jim Caldwell comfortable in his new job, but they announced today that one of his biggest stars is recovering from multiple surgeries. The Lions announced that Calvin Johnson had surgery on his knee last week as well as a procedure on his finger this week, and is recovering nicely.
Mayhew said Calvin Johnson had minor knee surgery last week and surgery on his finger this week. Recovering nicely from both.
— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) January 15, 2014
Sending Megatron to the shop for some mechanical work seemed a likely option for the Lions early on in their offseason, but there’s no reason why Johnson won’t be ready for this upcoming season for Detroit.
Caldwell has mentioned, in his short time with the Lions, that Matthew Stafford will be improved from the outset. This means that Calvin Johnson will be a bigger part of the offense as Caldwell helped the Ravens win a Super Bowl in 2012 by getting Joe Flacco to air out the deep ball.
If there’s one thing Stafford and Johnson need to do more, it’s connect on home run throws, and Johnson looks to be getting tuned up for a great first season with Caldwell.