Wednesday, June 6, 2012

It Appears 49ers' Rookie Cam Johnson Had Knee Surgery

49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh revealed Tuesday that Cam Johnson has undergone a minor "clean out" surgical procedure.

It is presumed that the procedure was on his knee because he played his senior year at Virginia with what was classified as a "deep knee bruise".

Johnson was practicing last week, but Harbaugh said his performance was hindered during the off-season workout program.
"We felt that it was better to do it now," Harbaugh said, "and I think our doctors were right to do it. So, I think this will benefit Cam, and he'll be able to put his best foot forward come training camp."
Harbaugh refused to reveal the nature or severity of the injury but did say Johnson will be back for training camp in late July.

Johnson, a seventh round pick, played DE in college. The 49ers drafted him with converting him into an OLB in mind. Depth at the position was needed considering the Niners only carried 3 OLB on the roster last year.

Johnson is the second rookie OLB to go down before the start of training camp this year. Darrius Fleming of Notre Dame tore his ACL and is potentially out for the season. 

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