Calvin Johnson Says He'll Play Next Weekend Against Carolina

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Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson has been cleared to play on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, according to a tweet from Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.

“Calvin Johnson described his injury as getting his bell rung, but said he passed a concussion test, will play Sunday vs Carolina,” Birkett tweeted.

Johnson was shaken up after being hit by Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs in the fourth quarter last Sunday.  Briggs was penalized for unnecessary roughness on the play. Lions coach Jim Schwartz has yet to make an official statement on Johnson’s status.

The 26-year-old has been one of the top receivers in the league so far this season. Through nine games he has 54 receptions for 885 yards and a league leading 11 touchdowns.