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Monday, August 1, 2016

San Diego Chargers wide receiver Stevie Johnson has a torn meniscus in his right knee.

Chargers head coach Mike McCoy confirmed a report by ESPN's Adam Schefter that WR Stevie Johnson will require surgery to repair the torn meniscus in Johnson's knee.

McCoy said he would love for Johnson to make it back for regular season opener on Sept. 11 at Kansas City, but team will not establish a time table for Johnson's return until cleanup surgery is performed this week.

Johnson injured his right knee Sunday when making a diving catch and had to be helped off of the field to the training room at Chargers Park.

Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said he didn't know the extent of Johnson's injury, but would provide an update on Monday.

Johnson said one of his goals for this year was staying healthy. Johnson missed six games because of hamstring and groin injuries in 2015. He finished with 45 receptions for 497 yards and three touchdowns. Johnson hasn't played a full, 16-game season since 2012.

Eric Williams contributed to this report.