Chargers WR Stevie Johnson suffers torn meniscus

The wide receiver is facing surgery on torn meniscus after Sunday’s practice, and he will decide whether to have surgery when the team determines the severity of the injury.

According to the report, development is still bad new for San Diego’s fully staffed offensive group, though it’s unclear if Johnson will end his new season in this way.

Stevie Johnson

Johnson, 31-year-old, made 45 catches for 497 yards and three touchdowns last season, ranking the fourth on the team in receptions.

Johnson was expected to be the partner of Keenan Allen and Travis Benjamin as a wide receiver. Johnson’s injury means Dontrelle Inman, the veteran Antonio Gates, and running back Danny Woodhead will play a more important role.

We still believe San Diego’s air attack with a great potential. Always the case when Philip Rivers as quarterback of the team. Their much-improved offensive line can also help San Diego make noise in the ultra-competitive AFC West.