Joe Johnson Injury: Hawks Guard Doubtful For Wednesday's Game Against Knicks

CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 20: Loul Deng #9 of the Chicago Bulls blocks a shot by Joe Johnson #2 of the Atlanta Hawks at the United Center on February 20, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Hawks 90-79. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hawks guard Joe Johnson left Monday's loss to the Bulls midway through the third quarter with a knee injury and is doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Knicks.

According to the Hawks, Johnson has tendinitis in his left knee. Michael Cunningham first reported the injury following Saturday's loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.

"I've got tendinitis real bad right here," Johnson said while pointing in the area of his patellar tendon. "It's tough at times, but I had a couple days of rest, so I should be all right."

Johnson wore a soft brace against both the Blazers and the Bulls but it appears that rest might be the only thing that will help. The Hawks have been unlucky with injuries this season having already lost Al Horford and Jason Collins for extended periods.

Marvin Williams also missed Monday's game while attending a family funeral. Willie Green got the start at shooting guard with Johnson sliding to the small forward position against the Bulls.

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