Ole Miss linebacker C.J. Johnson will reportedly miss 4-6 weeks after undergoing surgery on a torn meniscus, according to Parrish Alford of the Daily Journal.
Johnson confirmed the surgery on Twitter, but did not note the nature of the injury.
Injuries hurt Ole Miss last season, and the Rebels (4-1, 2-1 SEC) are once again losing key players at the wrong time. The team will be without star defensive tackle Isaac Gross for the rest of the season, cornerback Tony Conner will miss the next couple of games. Rumors have also been circulating about cornerback Tee Shepard possibly leaving the team.
After two games against New Mexico State and Memphis, Ole Miss will begin a tough SEC West stretch that includes games against No. 9 Texas A&M, No. 7 LSU and Mississippi State. This is not a good time to lose a starting linebacker.
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— C (@24Hour_Ent) October 6, 2015
— Parrish Alford (@parrishalford) October 6, 2015
— Ben Garrett (@SpiritBen) October 6, 2015