Chargers LB Jarret Johnson Had Surgery On Hand

By Ernie Padaon

Dec 16, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Jarret Johnson (96) runs out of the smoke during pregame introduction before a game against the Carolina Panthers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Chargers LB Jarret Johnson has surgery on his hand on Monday. He hurt his hand against the Miami Dolphins in the 4th quarter and he had a surgery in order to repair the damage. There still is no timetable on his return. Johnson also is recovering from a groin injury and has been limited in his action because of the injury.

Johnson was having one of his best seasons, but he has missed a ton of time because of injuries. The Chargers have been short on outside linebackers lately. Thomas Keiser and Tourek Williams have stepped in to be the starters for the Chargers the last couple of games. The team also signed Adrian Robinson in order to help with the depth at the position. Larry English has gone down. Dwight Freeney has gone down. Melvin Ingram has a chance to return, but the team and fans know that he will not be at 100% in his return to the field.

Johnson could make it back onto the field soon, but he may need to play with a cast on his hand. Hopefully he can make an impact on Sundays and stay on the field for the team.

Source: Michael Gehlken