Brendan Maloy
Sunday December 29th, 2013

Calvin Johnson led the Detroit Lions in receptions this season with 84. (Michael DeHoog/Getty Images) Calvin Johnson led the Detroit Lions in receptions this season with 84. (Michael DeHoog/Getty Images)

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson may need surgery on a sprained knee once the season ends, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Johnson could elect to rest the knee and hope that it heals on its own, but some within the Lions' organization feel that arthroscopic surgery is the best path forward, as the injury could become re-aggravated by offseason workouts if it does not heal properly.

BURKE: Mike Shanahan could be fired by Washington Redskins as early as Sunday night The Pro-Bowl wide receiver missed his second game of the season Sunday to rest the knee. He is currently in the second year of of an eight-year, $132 million contract.

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