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Draft Scout Derrick Johnson News
12/15/16 - ILB Derrick Johnson (Achilles) was quick to the operating table, having his ruptured left Achilles repaired just two days after he suffered the injury in a Thursday night game against Oakland. The surgery was done at the OrthoCare Foot & Ankle Institute in Charlotte by Dr. Robert Anderson, who is to feet, ankles and Achilles what Dr. James Andrews is to knee repair. Anderson has previously worked on athletes like Derek Jeter, Kevin Durant and Eli Manning. When Johnson ruptured his right Achilles in the 2014 season opener, he returned to the field for opening day in the next season. At the age of 34, Johnson said there are no plans for him to retire. The Chiefs have not moved him off the active roster as of yet.
12/09/16 - ILB Derrick Johnson, the Chiefs' tackler, ruptured his left Achilles tendon late in the first half Thursday. He is out for the season.
Johnson was chasing a play to his right, when his left foot gave out and he tumbled to the ground. He immediately sat up, took his helmet off and tossed it to the ground. Medical personnel worked immediately on his Achilles before he was assisted to the sideline.
Johnson missed all but the first game of the 2014 season with a torn right Achilles.
"It's a sad deal," Chiefs coach Andy Reid said.
12/09/16 - ILB Derrick Johnson (Achilles) suffered a rupture of his left Achilles in the second quarter of Thursday night's game against Oakland. Johnson tore his right Achilles in the 2014 opener and missed the rest of the season. At 34 and after a dozen NFL seasons, it's going to be a long road back for the Chiefs all-time leading tackler. It's a big loss for the K.C. defense and locker room.
12/01/16 - ILB Derrick Johnson (Achilles) went through a second consecutive day of full participation in practice on Thursday and should be good to go for this Sunday's game against the Falcons in Atlanta. The club removed him from the league injury report.
11/24/16 - ILB Derrick Johnson (Achilles) was a full participant in practice on Thursday with the Chiefs. Johnson did not work on Wednesday due to a sore Achilles.