Found November 05, 2012 on Down and Distance:
PLAYERS: Calvin Johnson
TEAMS: Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson told reporters today that he knows he will have to play through pain for the rest of the season (Credit: AP Photo) Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson has a bad left knee. The soreness in his knee kept him out of practice all week. Despite missing an entire week of practice, Johnson still put up 129 receiving yards on seven receptions. Johnson looked like the player of last year that hauled in 1,331 yards. Even though Johnson had an impressive Sunday, he knows he will most likely have to play through pain for the rest of the year. “It’s probably something I’m going to have to deal with,” Johnson said, via Anwar Richardson of MLive.com. “As much running as we do, especially in this game, it’s stuff that really could take the whole season to get over with. It would be great if it can get over it before. “It’s something that I expect to linger. You just got to stay on top of it with treatments.” This is not the first injury Johnson has had to deal with this year and he took a pain killing shot before the game in order to be able to play. Follow us on Twitter @DownandDistance Down and Distance Executive Editor - Brett Krummenacker @BKrumm_SKThe post Calvin Johnson expects to play in pain all year appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE.
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