Report: Titans RB Johnson to undergo 'minor' surgery on torn meniscus

by Jan 27, 8:42 AM

Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson will undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus this week, according to Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

Johnson also noted that he has been dealing with the injury since the opening weeks of the season, which may help to explain his struggles this past year.

While he did crack the 1,000-yard mark for the sixth consecutive season (1,077), Johnson posted a career-low of 3.9 yards per carry and saw his future with the Titans come into question at various points in the year.

Set to make $8 million next season and unwilling to take a pay cut in Tennessee, it is widely expected that the former 2,000-yard rusher will hit the free-agent market this summer.

Jan 28, 4:18 PM

Chris Johnson tweets knee surgery went perfectly

by Jan 28, 4:18 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Titans running back Chris Johnson says surgery to repair torn meniscus in his knee went perfectly.

The running back told The Tennessean he was having surgery in Pensacola, Fla., with Dr. James Andrews to repair Johnson's knee. He hurt his knee in a win over San Diego in September.

Johnson didn't miss a game in 2013 and sat out only one practice late in the season. He rushed for 1,077 yards, the second-lowest total of his six-year career. Johnson is due $8 million in 2014 and has said he won't take a pay cut.

The Titans hired a new coach in Ken Whisenhunt earlier this month.