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

Gianluca Nesci

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.