Chargers lose receiver Stevie Johnson for the season

San Diego Chargers wide receiver Steve Johnson walks onto the field before an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
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SAN DIEGO (AP) San Diego Chargers wide receiver Stevie Johnson will miss the season with a knee injury, coach Mike McCoy confirmed Thursday.

Johnson injured his right knee during the second practice of training camp while getting up to run downfield after making a diving catch. The nine-year pro underwent surgery Tuesday and was told Wednesday that his season was done.

Johnson, who's often used as a slot receiver, missed six games last year with hamstring and groin issues. He had 45 catches for three touchdowns and 497 yards.

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