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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Lions Injury Update: Calvin Johnson to require 'a lot of treatment'

By on 10/09/2014 11:00:00 AM

Detroit Lions megastar Calvin Johnson hasn't been so Megatron-like over the last couple weeks. Johnson suffered an ankle injury against the Green Bay Packers in week three and has been trying to rehab it and be effective on Sunday's. Unfortunately, he has been unable to let the high ankle sprain heal or be effective over the last two contests and it may be a reach to see to him on the field for week six.

Tim Twentyman reported on Twitter:
Over the last two weeks, Calvin Johnson has just three targets, catching all three for a measly 19 yards. He was mostly just out there drawing coverage to allow other receivers to get open. While that may be somewhat effective, he is the best receiver in the NFL when healthy, but 19 yards receiving over two games is not what the Lions need from him.

Matt Bonesteel of The Washington Post reports that Johnson may sit out Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings to allow the injury to heal. That may be the Lions best option. Although having no Megatron for one week will be a blow to their struggling offense, a fully healthy Johnson for the remainder of the season will be give the Lions their best chance to reach the postseason.

Stay up with the Lions official injury report later in the week and monitor Johnson's status for Sunday. It is probably a good idea for fantasy owners to use other options until he is back fully healthy. Golden Tate would be a solid fantasy option in Johnson's absence.

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