Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson injured his left knee in the first quarter of the season finale against the Los Angeles Rams. - From Arizona Sports
According to a source of ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the initial diagnosis of the injury indicated meniscus damage and not a torn ACL.
Taking an outside rush to the left, Johnson’s left leg was caught under a Rams player’s body as his own body twisted backward.
After laying on the turf, Johnson gingerly was helped off the field with 4:20 to play in the first quarter.
Trainers continued to look at the second-year back on a trainer’s table on the Cardinals’ sideline.
Per @PaulCalvisi on Cardinals sidelines, Johnson is back on the sidelines in sweats, w/brace on left knee and smiling #AZvsLA Per @PaulCalvisi on Cardinals sidelines, Johnson "was really favoring the left knee"; and has since been carted back to locker room #AZvsLA Having entered Week 17 looking to make it 16 games of 100 or more scrimmage yards in a season — that would be a new NFL record — Johnson left the game with five carries for six yards and three catches for 38 more.