Posted March 26, 2013 on AP on Fox
Miami center Reggie Johnson had surgery Tuesday to repair a minor meniscus issue, said a person familiar with the situation. Johnson did not accompany the Hurricanes to Washington on Tuesday night, though could play in the Final Four if Miami wins the East Regional this weekend, the person told The Associated Press because the school did not publicly disclose the surgery. Miami (29-6) plays Marquette (25-8) on Thursday in the East Regional semifinals. The winner of that game will meet either Indiana or Syracuse for a trip to Atlanta and the Final Four. In a statement, the university said Johnson was injured in last weekend's third-round game against Illinois. It was not immediately clear when Johnson was hurt in that game, and he was in the contest with 15 seconds remaining. He played 18 minutes in all against the Illini, and Miami won the game 63-59. Johnson has appeared in 26 games for Miami this season, starting nine. The 6-foot-10, 292-pound senior is averaging 6.7 points and 4.8 rebounds for Miami, and his presence could have been a major help against Marquette, which has outrebounded its opponents by 4.5 per game this season. Marquette also has 31 offensive rebounds in this year's NCAA tournament so far, third-best in the field behind Michigan State (34) and Gonzaga (32). Johnson has not been a regular starter for Miami since mid-December. He started three Atlantic Coast Conference games in early March, before returning to his reserve role at the start of the ACC tournament.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Miami Hurricanes Reggie Johnson out for Sweet 16

Big Reggie Johnson did not travel with the Miami Hurricanes to Washington, D.C. for the “sweet 16″ round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Please click here to read this story. The post Miami Hurricanes Reggie Johnson out for Sweet 16 appeared first on Players View.

AP Source: Miami's Johnson has minor knee surgery

Miami center Reggie Johnson had surgery Tuesday to repair a minor meniscus issue, said a person familiar with the situation. Johnson did not accompany the Hurricanes to Washington on Tuesday night, though could play in the Final Four if Miami wins the East Regional this weekend, the person told The Associated Press because the school did not publicly disclose the surgery. Miami...

Miami's Reggie Johnson has minor knee injury

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) --Miami center Reggie Johnson had surgery Tuesday to repair a minor meniscus issue, said a person familiar with the situation. Johnson did not accompany the Hurricanes to Washington on Tuesday night, though could play in the Final Four if Miami wins the East Regional this weekend, the person told The Associated Press because the school did not publicly disclose...

Miami upbeat about its Sweet 16 chances

Miami faces several major challenges moving forward in the NCAA tournament. First, Friday night's opponent in Washington, D.C., is the No. 3 seed in the East Region, Marquette. The Golden Eagles are well coached, physical and have proven they can beat top teams such as Wisconsin, Georgetown, Syracuse, Notre Dame and Pittsburgh. Marquette (25-8) is an experienced team, as its...

Julian Gamble photobombs Shane Larkin after win over Illinois

Miami Hurricanes’ Julian Gamble is up to his photobombing ways again.  During the ACC Tournament, Gamble photobombed his coach during an interview.  This time, Shane Larkin was being interviewed after The U beat Illinois and Gamble photobombed him.  Gamble has certainly perfected his method and I hope he continues to do this as the Hurricanes continue their NCAA Tournament...

Homecoming for Larranaga as Miami faces Marquette

Jim Larranaga smiled and raised both hands to acknowledge the fans in green - those from both Miami and George Mason - as he walked onto the court where he become part of a national sensation seven years ago. He signed autographs, posed for pictures and was about to turn his attention to practice when he spotted two special people: Lamar Butler and Tony Skinn, starters from the...

University Of Miami Center Reggie Johnson Out For Sweet 16

The University of Miami’s mens basketball team will be without big man Reggie Johnson for the NCAA tournament Sweet 16.  It was announced today that Johnson suffered a lower extremity injury in Sunday’s win over Illinois and his return was listed as uncertain.  Miami coach Jim Larranaga did not discuss the injury before the team left for Washington, DC today. “We’re...

Happy Hour – Sweet 16 East and West Regions

This season’s Sweet Sixteen field is one of the most intriguing I can remember. I have a legitimate interest in all eight of the games. Tonight begins with most of the top seeds going against each other, and a battle of Cinderellas thrown in. Some of the storylines to watch are, can Jim Larranaga recapture the magic he found in 2006 in the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 when he was last...

Marquette-Miami Preview

Jim Larranaga smiled and raised both hands to acknowledge the fans in green - those from both Miami and George Mason - as he walked onto the court where he become part of a national sensation seven years ago. He signed autographs, posed for pictures and was about to turn his attention to practice when he spotted two special people: Lamar Butler and Tony Skinn, starters from the...

Injury dampens Miami's title bid

It was on the plane ride back from Austin, Texas, to south Florida earlier this week when Miami Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga got the big, bad news: Their fairy tale Sweet 16 run, Miami's first in 13 years, was now jeopardized by an injury. How big? About 6-foot-10 and 300 pounds. How bad? Miami's leading rebounder, senior center Reggie Johnson, had to have surgery on Tuesday...

ACC Morning Linkfest 3/28 with Game Sim Predictions

It's time for the sweet 16, finally!  The wait between the round of 32 and the sweet 16 is always a hard one.  There's such build up of great games, even moreso this year, followed by a 3 day wait.  Of course, ACC fans had Maryland and Virginia to follow.  While the Terps moved on with a win over Alabama on Tuesday, Virginia lost to Iowa in the NIT quarterfinals last...

NCAA Tournament: Breaking down Thursday’s (3/28) Sweet 16 games

Marquette vs. Miami The news out of this game is that Miami center Reggie Johnson will not play due to an injury. This means Julian Gamble is a great value play. He has struggled in the NCAA tournament but he is capable of giving you double digit points and rebounds. The must play in this game for the Hurricanes is no doubt Shane Larkin. He hit a clutch shot late to seal the win...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.