The devastating knee injury suffered by San Francisco linebacker NaVorro Bowman in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game has punched Derrick Johnson’s ticket to the Pro Bowl.
The Chiefs inside backer was selected Monday to replace Bowman who suffered two torn ligaments in his left knee. Johnson was the first alternate at inside linebacker for this year’s Pro Bowl team.
It’s the third straight Pro Bowl for Johnson. With him in Hawaii for this Sunday’s game will be 5 defensive mates NT Dontari Poe, OLB Tamba Hali, OLB Justin Houston, CB Brandon Flowers and SS Eric Berry. Also making the game are offensive all-stars LT Branden Albert, RB Jamaal Charles, along with punt returner Dexter McCluster.