David Johnson
David Johnson fell awkwardly on his wrist Sunday against the Detroit Lions (Tim Fuller/USA TODAY Sports)

In most fantasy football leagues, David Johnson was the first player taken in your draft. Just weeks later Johnson owners everywhere held their breath as they received the update that he wouldn’t return against the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

At the time of the injury, Johnson recorded 23 rushing yards on 11 attempts, and 68 yards receiving on six catches.

According to Adam Schefter, here is the latest update.

It appears at this time that Johnson’s timetable is uncertain. To watch the play where he gets injured, see below.

As Adam Schefter tweeted earlier, the recovery after surgery could be anywhere from 2-4 weeks to 2-3 months. Who is likely to replace Johnson over the ensuing weeks? Would the Arizona Cardinals invite Chris Johnson back for a stint?


David Johnson will undergo surgery on his injured wrist, as reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. This injury will sideline Johnson for two-to-three months at the earliest for a return. The Cardinals will place him on the IR and hope for a return this season.


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