Joe Johnson to Miss 4-6 Weeks

by December 02, 2010

An elbow surgery will sideline the Hawks‘ franchise player for quite a bit of time. has the details: “Hawks All-Star and captain Joe Johnson will miss the next four to six weeks recovering from right elbow surgery, the Hawks announced before Wednesday’s game against the Hang Time Grizzlies at Philips Arena. Johnson had an MRI Tuesday afternoon and visited with Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham earlier this morning and it was determined that Johnson had ‘loose body’ in the elbow. He’ll have the arthroscopic procedure in the ‘next few days,’ a procedure Andrews will perform. The injury helps explains the curious start to Johnson’s season. He’s shooting a career-low 41 percent from the floor and averaging just 17.1 points, his lowest totals in both categories since joining the Hawks before the start of the 2005-06 season.”