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Kevin Johnson Sustains Knee Injury, Will Have Surgery, Miss 3 Weeks

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Seton Hall's front court depth took another blow on Christmas eve, as Pirates backup center freshman Kevin Johnson announced he will undergo knee surgery, which he claims will set him back 3 weeks.

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The severely thin Seton Hall front court is suddenly getting thinner. On Christmas Eve, freshman reserve center, Kevin Johnson announced he will undergo knee surgery, setting him back 3 weeks, after sustaining the injury in Saturday's 89-58 victory over LIU.

Update 12/25: In answering a question on his Facebook page, the player stated he would not finish the season, but later clarified his timetable via Twitter.

Update 12/26: Jerry Carino reports the injury was to Kevin Johnson's meniscus and the surgery will take place today. The staff is expecting him to miss 2-4 weeks. The operation will snip out a small piece of the meniscus that is getting caught when he runs, according to Head Coach, Kevin Willard as told to the Star Ledger.

Johnson, who recently recorded career highs of 11 points & 8 rebounds against Longwood, was incredibly efficient in his 55 minutes this year, making good on 11-of-15 field goals, despite averaging just 3.1 points and 1.8 rebounds in 7 minutes per game this season.

Although he saw the floor in limited action, Johnson was beginning to get more opportunities to crack the rotation, (including his first career start Wednesday), after backup center Aaron Geramipoor was lost in early December to an ankle injury. From all of us at the Juice, we wish Kevin a speedy and full recovery and can't wait to see him back on the court.