Phoenix Suns forward Cameron Johnson had surgery to repair his torn meniscus in his right knee, the team said Tuesday. Johnson suffered the knee injury in Friday’s game against the Blazers, in which the Suns lost 108-106.
Per ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, Johnson is expected to return to action in 1-2 months.
Suns forward Cam Johnson had surgery today that removed part of his meniscus, a procedure that should allow him to return in 1-2 months, sources told ESPN.
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) November 8, 2022
— Duane Rankin (@DuaneRankin) November 8, 2022
Johnson left the game and did not return after landing awkwardly while trying to plant his foot and run in the other direction.
“He’s a starter for us, so that’s always a tough blow,” Suns coach Monty Williams said. “That happens throughout the season. You just have to make your adjustments.”
A significant loss for the Suns, who are off to another hot start (7-2) this season. Johnson has been a key contributor over the past few years and was promoted to a starter for the first time this season. He’s averaging a career-high 13 points and scored a season-best 29 points earlier this week in a win over the Timberwolves.
Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.