Chris Johnson Tweets Knee Surgery Went Perfectly
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Titans running back Chris Johnson said surgery to repair torn meniscus in his knee went perfectly.
Johnson shared an update after his surgery Tuesday on Twitter. He also wrote, "now lets get on the grind."
The running back said 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.
He will have to recover for four to six weeks, and should be in good condition to pass a physical by the time free agency opens in mid-March.
Johnson has spent his entire career with the Titans and is yet to experience free agency. He has previously rushed for 2,000 yards in a season and been an MVP candidate for the Titans, who have lacked stability and sustained productivity from the quarterback position since Steve McNair's heyday.
(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)