Dec 16, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) during the second quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Calvin Johnson: ‘No need to rush back’ from knee surgery


Calvin Johnson may be the best receiver in the NFL today. He also may be one of the smartest.

Well, he did attend Georgia Tech. Those guys are supposed to be smart.

But Johnson is taking the road of caution when it comes to his recovery from offseason knee and finger surgery, and that is absolutely the smart thing to do.

Per a report from the Detroit Free Press, Johnson is in no hurry to get back on the field at full speed.

“It feels good,” he said of the knee. “It’s definitely coming around. We’ve got all this time right now to get it strong, take our time. There’s no need to rush back.”

Megatron still had an incredible season in 2013, despite playing with the injured knee and a finger injury. He was present for the Lions’ three-day mini-camp last week, although he didn’t take part in the workouts.

There hasn’t been a determination made as to whether or not Johnson will participate in OTA’s next month, but if the way he was moving around on the field at mini-camp is any indication, he probably will, and will almost definitely be ready for the Detroit Lions season opener against the New York Giants on Monday Night Football.

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