Dillon Johnson could be ready to go by the time the national championship kicks off on Monday.

Johnson left the Sugar Bowl with a scary injury as Washington was trying to run out the clock on Texas. The injury forced an injury timeout to be taken and gave the Longhorns enough time for 1 last drive. Luckily for Washington, the defense held off Texas and ultimately won 37-31.

The Washington running back confirmed on Saturday at media day that the knee injury wasn’t as bad as it looked. Johnson is raring to play with his teammates in the national championship.

“It was my knee, lingering situation,” said Johnson. “Right knee is fine, was a hiccup. I’m ready to rock and roll.”

Not giving Texas more time on the clock was definitely a priority Johnson, but he wasn’t able to get up after the hit he took.

“My body is used to it at this point, Texas had some big ole guys land on me.” said Johnson.

Johnson won’t make a full recovery before Monday, however he was confident that he’ll play.

“I won’t be 100% healthy on Monday, but I’ll be ready.” said Johnson.

His teammates will be grateful to have him on the field. Johnson leads the Washington backfield with 1,162 yards rushing coming into the game.

Kickoff will be at 4:30 p.m. PT on ESPN.