Georgia Southern Leading Receiver Out for Season

Gabe Thomas

Georgia Southern University’s leading receiver, B.J. Johnson, is out for the season after having surgery Monday morning. Georgia Southern confirmed that Johnson fractured his clavicle during the Eagles’ Sun Belt opener at Idaho Saturday Night.

Head Coach Willie Fritz made the announcement that Johnson had surgery on his weekly radio show Monday night.

“Unfortunately, B.J. Johnson had surgery today and he’s not going to be able to play for us probably the rest of this season. That’s disappointing because he played a great game,” Fritz said.

Johnson, a redshirt junior from Woodruff, South Carolina, was the Eagles’ leading receiver in 2014, and has been the leading receiver for the team in 2015.

“He’s one of those guys that’s a gym rat is what he is. He loves playing football, loves practicing football. We just gotta continue on,” said Fritz Monday night. “We talk to our guys all the time. Injuries are something I hate. They’re the only part of this game I don’t enjoy. But somebody’s gotta step up and do a good job of trying to take his place.”

Whoever tries to fill the void will get his opportunity Saturday night when the Eagles travel to Louisiana to take on Louisiana-Monroe.