Suns’ Cam Johnson Undergoes Surgery, Likely Out 1-2 Months

Suns small forward Cam Johnson underwent surgery to remove a portion of his the meniscus in his right knee, and should be able to return within the next 1-2 months, per Brian Windhorst of ESPN.Cam Johnson

Johnson suffered the injury last vs. the Trail Blazers on a non-contact play. 

“It’s really tough, obviously the most for him,” shooting guard Devin Booker said, via Duane Rankin of the Arizona Republic. “We’re here with him with whatever he needs. He’s going to be around the team. We say family every time we break it and that’s the situation we’re in.”

Johnson, 26, won the Suns’ starting small forward job before the season, reportedly prompting a trade request from Jae Crowder. Through the first eight games, Johnson has been very good, averaging 13.0 points on 45 percent shooting, including 43 percent on 3-pointers.

“Yeah man, it’s unfortunate,” point guard Chris Paul said, via Rankin. “This is my third year here and just getting to know Cam and knowing how great of a guy he is, how hard he works. Getting into the starting lineup. It’s a big year for him. It’s not it. Just a hurdle that he’s going to have to overcome and we’re going to be right there with him.”

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