Johnson (foot) will be held out for Thursday's preseason game against the Hornets, Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald reports.

Johnson departed Tuesday's matchup against the Magic with a left ankle injury, and the team will hold him out Thursday as a precaution. It's possible the veteran could play in the exhibition finale Friday against the 76ers, but getting healthy for the regular-season opener next week is obviously Johnson's top priority.

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