Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson has undergone an arthroscopic procedure on his left knee. Johnson told reporters that he hyperextended his knee on November 27, playing against the Jacksonville Jaguars and was having fluid buildup on his knee. Johnson underwent a troubling 2011 season, injuring both hamstrings, injuries which forced him to miss the majority of the regular season.
The knee procedure is the second on his left knee during his career. He underwent a procedure on his left knee in 2007, causing him to miss spring workouts. The current procedure will require three to four weeks of recovery time.
Fantasy football owners have to take into account his recent durability issues heading into drafts this season. Johnson will turn 31 this summer. He has only played 20 games in the last two seasons and only played a full slate of regular seasons games five times in his nine-year career.
Johnson is still a physical, imposing receiver, but he should no longer be regarded as the top receiver in fantasy drafts moving forward.
Johnson told reporters that he hopes to return to his form prior to dealing with injuries over the past few seasons. “The past two seasons have been pretty rough for me. I just don’t want to be back in that situation again, where I miss seven, eight, nine games. I want to get back to the ’1,500 -yard Andre.’ Hopefully that can happen this year.”