CHARLOTTE – Defensive end
Johnson sustained a knee sprain when he was leg-whipped by Patriots offensive lineman Marcus Cannon in Carolina's Monday night victory and didn't participate in practice all week.
"It's very frustrating. You lose a guy on something that is an illegal play," Rivera said. "You don't ever want to see that happen."
When asked if Johnson could be out for more than one week, Rivera replied, "Hopefully not."
"You want to get him back as fast as you can but at the same time you don't want to get him back when he's halfway back," Rivera said. "It's the same thing with Chase, Ben and Chris"
"It's probably going to be by committee," Rivera said, adding that defensive ends