Jim Wexell of pit.scout.com, reports that David Johnson had knee surgery last Friday. Wexell states that his projected recovery time is two weeks, which (if it holds true) would put him back in the mix for the first week of preseason, coincidentally almost exactly a year after tearing his ACL in the preseason game against the Eagles.
While the details are not yet known, the projected recovery time indicates a knee scope, which can carry a recovery time of as soon as two to three weeks. The Steelers signed TE John Rabe yesterday to add depth while Johnson is sidelined. David Paulson and Matt Spaeth are the likely 1 and 2 TE’s while Heath Miller recovers. This latest setback for Johnson definitely isn’t going to help his hopes of making the 53 man roster.