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Joe Johnson Out 4-6 Weeks

December 2, 2010

Hawks All-Star guard and sharpshooter Joe Johnson is out a month and possibly more due to a bad elbow. Hawks reserve guards Jamal and Joe Crawford (no relation) are ready to step up in his absence.

From Hoops World:

Atlanta Hawks All-Star guard and leading scorer Joe Johnson will miss the next four to six weeks with an injury to his elbow. Team medical officials determined that arthroscopic surgery in the next few days would be the best course of action.

The injury is being described as “loose body” in the elbow.

Johnson traveled to Birmingham, Alabama Wednesday morning to meet with Dr. James Andrews after suffering from discomfort Tuesday morning and a undergoing a MRI that afternoon.

Andrews will perform the surgery on the four-time All-Star.

Johnson is averaging 17.1 points this season on 41 percent shooting. His current field goal percentage is the lowest since shooting 39 percent in Phoenix during the 2003 season.

More to come as the story develops.

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