Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Atlanta Hawks guard Joe Johnson will miss the
team's next two games because of a knee injury.
The Hawks had initially stated Tuesday that Johnson would be listed as
doubtful for Wednesday's game at New York because of tendinitis in his left
knee, an injury that forced him to leave Monday's contest against Chicago.
However, an updated release later Tuesday said Johnson would be returning to
Atlanta for an MRI exam. He will also sit out Thursday's home game against
Johnson, selected to the All-Star Game as a reserve for the Eastern
Conference, is Atlanta's leading scorer at 17.6 points per game.
The Hawks expect to have forward Marvin Williams back for Wednesday's game
against the Knicks after he missed the 90-79 loss to the Bulls to attend the
funeral of a family member. He is averaging 9.6 points and 5.4 rebounds in 28
games this season.
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