Calvin Johnson had knee, finger surgery

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson had minor knee and finger surgeries last week, according to general manager Martin Mayhew.

Mayhew told Detroit reporters the knee surgery was a minor arthroscopic procedure.

Johnson caught 84 passes for 1,492 yards and 12 touchdowns while dealing with a damaged finger and dropping more passes than usual.

"He played the entire season with a finger really that was pointing perpendicular from his body the whole season," Mayhew said. "He's trying to catch the ball like that. He would never complain about that, but certainly that was a factor, I think, in the way he played."

Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider

Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

Upcoming Games

Aug 5th, 8:00 PM

Dallas

Pittsburgh

@

Aug 12th, 7:30 PM

Washington

New England

@

Aug 12th, 7:30 PM

Pittsburgh

Philadelphia

@