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Charles Johnson week to week with sprained MCL

The Carolina Panthers' run of great play -- and good luck -- continues.

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NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that defensive end Charles Johnson has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL and is week to week, according to a person informed of his MRI results.

Johnson, who leads the Panthers 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 24-20 win over the New England Patriots. Johnson was in considerable pain following a leg whip by right tackle Marcus Cannon. Johnson said Cannon found him and apologized for the incident after the game.

Losing Johnson for the season would have been a huge blow to the Panthers' top-tier defense. Consider the test results on par with Monday's win in terms of good news for the franchise.

We recapped every Week 11 game on the latest "Around The League Podcast."

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