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Joe Johnson to miss All-Star Game with tendinitis

Posted on: February 21, 2012 2:10 pm
Edited on: February 22, 2012 12:32 pm
 
Joe Johnson will undergo an MRI on his knee. (Getty Images)
Posted by Ben Golliver 

UPDATE: Johnson's MRI revealed left knee tendinitis and he will miss Atlanta's next two games and will also sit out the All-Star Game.

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It looks like Joe Johnson's All-Star break will be a little bit longer than expected.

The Atlanta Hawks announced that Johnson will miss his team's remaining games this week to return to Atlanta to undergo an MRI on his left knee. Johnson left a Monday loss to the Chicago Bulls in the third quarter after injuring the knee.

Johnson, selected to his sixth straight All-Star Game this year, will not play as the Hawks travel to New York to play the Knicks on Wednesday and then a home game against the Orlando Magic on Thursday.

His status for Sunday's All-Star Game in Orlando is currently unknown. Most players in this situation would play it "better safe than sorry." He is Atlanta's only All-Star representative.

Johnson, 30, is averaging 17.6 points, 3.8 assists and 3.8 rebounds in 35.8 minutes per game this season. He had appeared in every game for the Hawks this season. 

The Hawks are currently sitting in third place in the Southeast Division and sixth place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 19-13.

Johnson signed a 6-year, $123 million contract with the Hawks in July 2010, a deal that runs through the 2015-2016 season.
Comments

Since: Feb 17, 2012
Posted on: February 22, 2012 9:35 am
 

Joe Johnson to get MRI on left knee, sit 2 games

Josh Smith deserved to be in the all star game since about 5 years ago.

Who can shoot 3s (although not a pretty sight all the time), pull down boards and get you steals and blocks on a daily basis like he does, other than LeBron?

he is, right now, by far, the best player in atlanta.  jo jo is sweet and silky smooth, but josh smith is a monster.



Since: Apr 27, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2012 11:09 pm
 

Joe Johnson to get MRI on left knee, sit 2 games

Like UGA said, josh smith should replace him, as a matter of fact, josh should have made the allstar team ahead of joe johnson.



Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2012 8:18 pm
 

Joe Johnson to get MRI on left knee, sit 2 games

i was not supporting jeremy lin to replace him. i was wondering if he was going to be chosen to replace him.



Since: Nov 22, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2012 7:42 pm
 

Joe Johnson to get MRI on left knee, sit 2 games

And like clockwork, the first moron to suggest Jeremy Lin as a replacement steps up... 



Since: Dec 1, 2007
Posted on: February 21, 2012 7:17 pm
 

Joe Johnson to get MRI on left knee, sit 2 games

If Josh Smith isn't named to replace him the NBA is a joke. Smith is the best player on the Hawks and never makes the Allstar game. Look at his overall stat line this year. He is definitely an Allstar with no debate. All Joe Johnson has done is ruin the franchise with his terrible contract.



Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2012 7:12 pm
 

Joe Johnson to get MRI on left knee, sit 2 games

i wonder if there is a guard in the east that could fill his spot? does jeremy lin step right in?



Since: Apr 27, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2012 5:18 pm
 

Joe Johnson to get MRI on left knee, sit 2 games

Amen to that statement, he's making more money than lebron and wade, and chris paul, are you kidding me.  Way to go management.



Since: Jul 29, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2012 3:48 pm
 

Joe Johnson to get MRI on left knee, sit 2 games

Most overrated "star" in the game. Another player who capitalized on Mike D. system.


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