Phoenix Suns wingman Cam Johnson underwent a torn meniscus surgery in his right knee on Tuesday. Sources told ESPN’s Brian Windhorst that he’ll be out for 1-2 months to recover.
Johnson sustained the said injury in Phoenix’s eventual Friday loss against the Portland Trail Blazers.
With him out for a long time, Torrey Craig is very much locked in for the Suns’ starting gig and a bigger load in holding down their defensive wing. Additionally, with the club desperately needing another presence at the four, their ongoing scenario with the estranged Jae Crowder is an enticing moment to watch out for if there will be changes and probable reunion that can happen.
Throughout eight games, Johnson enjoyed being appointed for being a full-time starter on the side of the Suns, as he averaged 13.0 points, 3.4 boards, 1.8 assists and 1.1 steals in an efficient 43.1 percent three-point shooting for 25.3 minutes. He can certainly hope to become available and make a full recovery soon, as this 2022-23 campaign serves as his contract year after a failed rookie scale extension with the franchise.