Chargers lose receiver Stevie Johnson for the season

Steve Johnson had 45 catches for three touchdowns and 497 yards in 2015 for the Chargers.  

Kevin Carden

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.