A promising start to Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson's career was ended abruptly this season last month. Now, it looks like the Lions are shutting him down for the rest of the season.
According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, the Lions are placing Johnson on injured reserve. Johnson suffered a knee injury in November against the Carolina Panthers and has not seen the field since.
Johnson finished the season with seven starts in 10 games for the Lions.
He finishes the season with 641 rushing yards for three touchdowns and 5.4 yards per carry. The 641 rushing yards by Johnson were the most by any Lions RB since 2014.
Through the air, Johnson added another 32 receptions for 213 yards and a touchdown, giving him 854 yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns in total.
Johnson was a second-round pick out of Auburn in the 2018 NFL Draft.
During his career at Auburn, Johnson averaged 4.8 yards per carry and finished with 2,494 yards rushing and 32 rushing TDs.
USA Today noted that the Lions will activate CB/KR Jamal Agnew to take his roster spot.