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Derrick Johnson Ruptures Achilles Tendon

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In the midst of the highly anticipated Chiefs-Raiders matchup last night, Andy Reid’s team suffered a huge loss in the middle of their defense. Veteran linebacker Derrick Johnson went down with a non-contact injury, which is never a good sign.

Later we found out Johnson has been diagnosed with a ruptured Achilles tendon, which will most likely end his season.

Reid summed it up in a very brief manner.

“It’s a sad deal,” Reid said. “I felt a little bit of a letdown when it happened.”

Two years ago, Johnson missed majority of the season due to a torn right Achilles.

Source: NFL


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