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Ole Miss says LB CJ Johnson has meniscus surgery, expected to miss 4-6 weeks

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 Ole Miss defensive end C.J. Johnson will miss four to six weeks after having surgery Tuesday.
MIKE STEWART/ASSOCIATED PRESS Ole Miss defensive end C.J. Johnson will miss four to six weeks after having surgery Tuesday. AP

Ole Miss senior linebacker C.J. Johnson is expected to miss 4-6 weeks after having meniscus surgery Tuesday, according to a school spokesman.

Johnson made the move from defensive end back to his prep position of linebacker this season and had been efficient for the Rebels. Playing in four of Ole Miss' five games, Johnson had recorded 17 tackles with two interceptions, two quarterback hurries, three passes defended and one pass breakup.

His timetable means he will miss at least New Mexico State, Memphis, Texas A&M and Auburn, with the Nov. 7 showdown against Arkansas his earliest return. Ole Miss has a bye week following its game against the Hogs before hosting LSU on Nov. 21.

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