Titans RB Johnson undergoes knee surgery

Updated: January 28, 2014, 12:20 PM ET


ESPN.com news services


Titans running back Chris Johnson, who’d earlier told The Tennessean he played the majority of the season despite a torn meniscus in his knee, underwent surgery Tuesday.

Johnson took to Twitter to say the surgery was successful.

Hello world surgery went prefect now lets get on the grind

— Chris Johnson (@ChrisJohnson28) January 28, 2014

Johnson told The Tennessean he suffered the injury in Week 3.

“It’s nothing major,” he said in a text message to the paper. “People don’t know I been playing with it since week 3 of the season.”

Johnson rushed for 90 yards in Tennessee’s 20-17 Week 3 victory over the San Diego Chargers. The three-time Pro Bowler is expected to need at least a month to recover from the operation, according to multiple media reports.

Despite the injury, Johnson rushed for 1,077 yards and six touchdowns this season.

The 28-year-old Johnson told The Tennessean earlier this month that he believes he has been underused in the Titans’ offense and acknowledged he would be open to a trade.

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