Detroit Lions star wide receiver, Calvin Johnson, has been battling a high ankle sprain. Johnson hurt his ankle against the Green Bay Packers last month, and then aggravated it in Sunday’s loss to the Buffalo Bills. No surgery or additional medical treatment is required, but Johnson did say he needs to rest to let the sprained ankle heal. Coach Jim Caldwell will consider sitting Johnson this week, as the Lions play Minnesota Vikings. I’m up against Brian Torchin with Matt Asiata at RB and hoping he has a quiet game.
As a wide receiver, Johnson needs his ankles to cut, plant, and run. Without being able to do those things to the best of his ability, Johnson is a liability out on the football field until his injury heals up. The Lions will be looking to use Ryan Broyles, Golden Tate, Eric Ebron, and Reggie Bush more if Johnson cannot go this weekend.