NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -Tennessee rookie defensive tackle Antonio Johnson will have season-ending surgery on his left knee within the next week.
``We felt he had a chance to help us,'' coach Jeff Fisher said Saturday. ``It's an unfortunate (situation) ... There will be no issues as far as returning for the offseason program.''
Johnson hurt the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during a drill Wednesday and hadn't practiced since.
The 6-foot-3, 310-pound tackle was the Titans' fifth-round draft pick out of Mississippi State in April, and he was seen as a player who could help improve a rushing defense that allowed 144.6 yards per game.

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