Johnson, leading the team in sacks with 8.5, was carted to the locker room with a right knee injury early in the third quarter of Monday night's game. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Johnson suffered a minor MCL sprain.
Johnson went down in agony after taking a leg whip from Patriots right tackle Marcus Cannon on what appeared to be a dirty play. He was previously listed as questionable, but returned to action in the fourth quarter.
Johnson has been enjoying a Pro Bowl-caliber season for a defense that might be the best in the league.
#61 for patriots is dirty. He intentionally tried to take me out last yr preseason as well. Thats uncalled for. A leg whip though. Come on!!â Gerald McCoy (@Geraldini93) November 19, 2013
According to Breer, Johnson said that Cannon found him after the game and apologized.
UPDATE: Johson tweeted that he will undergo an MRI on Tuesday.