Chargers HC Mike McCoy confirmed Thursday that WR Stevie Johnson is out for the season with a meniscus tear in his right knee and will be placed on injured reserve, per Eric D. Williams.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Chargers veteran WR Stevie Johnson is out for the season after undergoing surgery to repair his meniscus on Tuesday.
Johnson was carried off the practice field on Sunday after going down with a non-contact right knee injury, so it was clear that this could be a serious issue for him. He wound up getting a second opinion on his meniscus tear, but it looks like the injury was worse than he was hoping.
San Diego will likely place him on season-ending injured reserve in the coming days.
The Chargers have already signed veteran WR James Jones to a one-year contract to bolster their depth at the position.
Johnson, 30, is in the second year of his three-year, $10.5 million contract and stands to make base salaries of $2.9 million and $3.5 million over the next two years.
In 2015, Johnson appeared in 10 games for the Chargers and recorded 45 receptions for 497 yards receiving and three touchdowns. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 62 receiver out of 121 qualifying players.