With all the focus on the uncertainty surrounding his future with the Titans
, it's easy to overlook his health. Johnson said this week that he’s closer to 100 percent after the first surgery of his career. The procedure repaired a torn meniscus, but doctors have not yet cleared him to run. The next phase of rehab will be in a swimming pool, strengthening the muscles around his left knee.
Reported by the Nashville Tennessean
Johnson was injured in the Week 3 win against the Chargers but said he never considered having surgery during the season. He’s rarely missed a practice in six seasons as a pro. “I am not going to make excuses," he said. "But you can talk to anybody who’s had a torn meniscus and they know how it affects you. I’m not going to sit here and tell you if I wouldn’t have had a torn meniscus I would have had 1,600-1,700 rushing yards last year, but my teammates know what I was going through.” Given that, Johnson obviously doesn't believe his lackluster 2013 season, when he averaged a career-low 3.9 yards per carry, should be viewed as a sign of things to come. “I have a whole lot left. I have only played six years in this league. And that is what my focus is on,” he said. And will he remain a Titan? “It’s in God’s hands. If I am back with the Titans, that’s where God wants me to be,” Johnson said. ... The Titans, of course, will have some say in it too. Stay tuned.