OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi defensive end C.J. Johnson will have season-ending surgery on his right ankle.
The 6-foot-3, 230-pound Johnson hasn't been fully healthy since he suffered a broken fibula in his right leg during spring practice in March. He played in the first four games this season, making 12 tackles, including four for a loss. He led the Rebels with 6.5 sacks in 2012.
But the ankle started hurting again during the Rebels' Sept. 28 loss to Alabama and the junior from Philadelphia, Miss., hasn't played since. Coach Hugh Freeze said Thursday that surgery has been scheduled for Oct. 28 and Johnson expects to qualify for a medical redshirt.
Ole Miss (3-3, 1-3) hosts No. 6 LSU (6-1, 3-1) on Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.