Terrible Injury Blow For Phoenix Suns

The Phoenix Suns are off to another strong start this season, at 6-2 and in a tie for top spot in the Western Conference going into Saturday night's play. But they've just received some awful injury news, as tests have indicated a significant knee injury for Cam Johnson.

NBA Insider Shams Charania reports that the Suns say that Johnson will undergo surgery for a torn meniscus in his right knee. 

One report says that meniscus injuries can be treated in two ways: The less serious version involves a more minor surgery that removes the cartilage and allows the player to come back in 2-6 weeks. The more serious type of meniscus tear surgery requires a full repair and would keep the player out for 2-6 months. It remains to be seen what Johnson's injury specifically entails.

It's especially troubling news for Johnson himself, who is in a contract year. 

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