Megatron likely to undergo surgery

Receiver Calvin Johnson will miss the Detroit Lions’ regular-season finale Sunday afternoon at Minnesota because of his lingering knee injury.

Johnson missed a total of only four games over his first six years, including none each of the last two seasons.

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Receiver Calvin Johnson likely will undergo surgery on his right knee after missing the Detroit Lions' regular-season finale Sunday at Minnesota.

Coach Jim Schwartz confirmed Johnson's status during his news conference following a 14-13 loss, but he indicated that it is not expected to be any type of major surgery.

Johnson ended up 8 yards shy of becoming the first player in NFL history to post three straight seasons with at least 1,500 receiving yards.

It's only the second time in his seven-year NFL career that Johnson has missed two games in a season. He also sat out a game at Green Bay in early October.

Johnson had played every game the last two years, and missed only four games total in his first six seasons.