Minor surgery for Bills' Johnson

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson runs the ball against Denver Broncos linebacker Wesley...

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson runs the ball against Denver Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard and safety Quinton Carter in the second quarter of their NFL football game in Orchard Park, New York last season. (REUTERS/Doug Benz)

John Kryk, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:25 PM ET

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson is to undergo surgery Tuesday to repair a lingering groin injury.

His agent, C.J. Laboy, confirmed Monday night what Johnson tweeted late Sunday:

"La Guardia Airport on My Way to Philly for a couple Days for This Groin Surgery. (I Need to be 100 for Y'all this Year)."

Laboy said the surgery is "very minor" and will not prevent Johnson from participating in the Bills' remaining "OTA" workouts (organized team activities), the next of which is Tuesday, May 29.

Johnson had his second consecutive 1,000-yard season in 2011 despite a slew of injuries: A slight shoulder separation, a broken hand and the groin muscle he first injured in September, Laboy said.

Johnson reinjured his groin in December.

The Bills signed the 6-foot-2, 210-pounder to a five-year, $36.25-million contract in early March, with $19.5 million guaranteed. That day, Buffalo quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick said Johnson's refusal to stop playing in 2011 despite all those injuries inspired his teammates.

"Stevie had so many things going on -- his shoulder, his groin -- that he was playing through," Fitzpatrick told QMI Agency. "To see (him) limping around and trying to get through practice even -- that motivates me. And that motivates other guys to go out there and give it our best as well."


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