Joe’s Injury Update

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
By Jon Newberry

The following update was sent from the Hawks PR this afternoon concerning Joe Johnson:

Hawks guard Joe Johnson, who left Monday’s game in Chicago in the third quarter, did not travel with the team to New York today, and is returning to Atlanta for an MRI on his left knee. He will not play in the next two games (at New York on Wednesday, vs. Orlando on Thursday).

With Joe out of the line-up the Hawks will have to find addition scoring from another source.

Chances are that Coach Drew will keep Willie Green in the starting line-up after he filled in for Marvin Williams in Chicago, although Tracy McGrady and Kirk Hinrich are also possibilities.

Speaking of Marvin, he should be available to play on Wednesday as he is expected to rejoin the team in New York.