The Detroit Lions announced that running back, Kerryon Johnson, underwent a procedure on his knee today and will be placed on the reserve/injured.
According to head coach, Matt Patricia, the hope is that Johnson would be able to return before the end of the season. Given that the minimum time to be on IR is eight weeks, it would afford Johnson to return with two games left this year. Not to mention, that’s if Johnson’s recovery goes smoothly and the Lions still have something to play for at that point.
Unfortunately for Johnson, this is now the second consecutive season that he has found himself on the IR. He has a long list of injuries dating all the way back to high school.
The Lions will now look for rookie Ty Johnson and J.D. McKissic to fill the void. Don’t be surprised if they re-sign one of their former backs, C.J. Anderson or Zach Zenner.
(The article will be updated to provide more information as it becomes available.)