But he could not say what that step might be after meeting with the team doctor before last night's game.
"Would you mind if we have the team doctor in the picture, too?"
But when team doctors talk about a heart problem, it's different.
Team doctors did not yet know if he would need surgery.
Team doctors are his biggest help in this effort, he said.
Brown said the decision would ultimately rest with team doctors.
He was examined by team doctors and did not return.
"They'll have the freedom to decide whether they want the team doctor or anyone else to give out medical information," she said.
Johnson is scheduled to meet with a team doctor today.
The team doctor said the injury did not appear to be serious.