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Kerryon Johnson ruled out for rest of Week 7 with knee injury [UPDATE]

The Lions lost running back Kerryon Johnson to a knee injury in Week 7, and his status the rest of the day is questionable. We break down the fantasy football implications.

Kerryon Johnson of the Detroit Lions runes for a short gain as Xavier Rhodes of the Minnesota Vikings gets ready to make the top during the first quarter of the game at Ford Field on October 20, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images

Kerryon Johnson injury status update

The Lions have ruled Johnson OUT for the rest of their Week 7 matchup with the Vikings. He suffered a knee injury after five carries, and has been out ever since. Ty Johnson has eight rushes for 27 yards while J.D. McKissic has three for 21.


The Detroit Lions are tied with the Minnesota Vikings, and any big home win might have to come without some key players. Running back Kerryon Johnson is questionable to return with a knee injury and cornerback Darius Slay questionable to return with a hamstring injury.

Lions reporter Dave Birkett thinks Johnson looks unlikely to return as he has a brace on his knee. Ty Johnson has taken over in place of Johnson and has six carries for 18 yards. Johnson left with 23 yards on five carries.

Fantasy football impact, Liosn RB Kerryon Johnson

If Johnson does not return, Sunday and Monday morning will be a critical period. Johnson would likely get an MRI Monday morning, at which point we’d get a better handle on this injury. In the meantime, Ty Johnson would be the waiver wire pickup if Johnson is going to miss any time. Johnson is not a great fantasy option, but he’d get a sizable chunk of work. J.D. McKissic would be a deeper league PPR option at most.