"He had some lower leg pain and it ends up being exactly what Danieal Manning has -- a lower leg fracture," Kubiak said at his Monday press conference. "On the plane last night, we talked about it and hopefully we can be as lucky with him as we were with Danieal. So, we fixed it early this morning. He's doing fine."
"For me, I appreciate what Derrick did," Kubiak said. "He was a true pro with me, did a hell of a job for us, but we got some issues going on. We lost Sherrick McManis yesterday to an ankle, which looks like he could miss a little bit of time. I'm concerned about our special teams as we move forward from a standpoint of depth and guys contributing on game day."
Johnson sat out Sunday's win at Cincinnati with a strained left hamstring, but Kubiak is hoping the receiver will return for the next game.
"If I could, I'd have Andre back this next week," Kubiak said. "He needs to play, he needs to get back in the flow of things before we do get to January. But we've got to be smart here. He did nothing last week, a little running in the pool. We'll increase that this week. Where we'll be, I don't know."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.