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.
Joe Johnson is doubtful for Wednesday's game at New York with tendinitis in his left knee.#Hawks— AT - HawksPRGuy (@HawksPRGuy) February 20, 2012
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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