Miami Hurricanes Center Reggie Johnson To Miss Sweet 16 Game With Knee Injury
The 1st big injury to hit a team while playing in the NCAA tournament has been incurred by the ACC regular season and conference tourney champion Miami Hurricanes.
The Canes say that their big man in the middle, center Reggie Johnson has a knee issue and had a “minor” surgical procedure to clean it up. Johnson had a minor miniscus issue and underwent a surgical procedure to fix the problem. Johnson has been ruled out of the sweet 16 matchup vs Marquette University and if the Hurricanes advance to the great 8 that Johnson will miss that game as well. Miami hopes to have the big fella back if they win the next 2 games and advance to the final 4.
The Canes and Golden Warriors meet this Thursday in 1 sweet 16 game. the winner takes on the winner of the Syracuse-Indiana game on Saturday.
Miami announced that Johnson was hurt in the Canes win over Illinois on Sunday. he continued in the game until the last few seconds were left.
Johnson has not been a starter all season for Miami but his large presence will be missed in the Marquette game. Buzz Williams team is 3rd so far in the entire field of 68 in offensive rebounds, behind Gonzaga ( Who has been eliminated) and Michigan State who leads the field with 34 offensive rebounds.
The 6-10, 290ish pound Johnson has averaged 6.7 points per game and swallowed up 4.6 rebounds per contest this season in 26 ballgames. On the year Marquette has averaged 4.5 more rebounds per game then their opponents.