The Phoenix Suns are trying to prove a lot this season.
They are trying to prove that their painful loss in the playoffs last season was a fluke.
They are also trying to return to the NBA Finals and, hopefully, score a win.
If that is going to happen, they’ll need their entire team playing better than ever before.
Suns forward Cam Johnson had surgery today that removed part of his meniscus, a procedure that should allow him to return in 1-2 months, sources told ESPN.
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) November 8, 2022
They may be without one of their starters for the next few months.
Suns forward Cameron Johnson just had surgery to remove part of his meniscus.
It is estimated that the procedure will allow him back on the court in 1 to 2 months.
The Suns have multiple powerful players on the team – can they fill the void that will be left by Johnson?
Cam Can’t Play
So far this season, Johnson is averaging 13 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.8 assists.
He has started in all 8 games of the 2022-23 season.
While the Suns will definitely miss Johnson, the good news is that this surgery happened toward the start of the season, meaning that he should be back in time for the hardest and most consequential part of the year.
Secondly, the Suns will be able to turn to a few of the other players to help out while Johnson is gone.
The Suns have always been quite versatile and the loss of Johnson will give them another chance to prove that.
Phoenix has gotten off to a great start but they will need to remain consistent in the months ahead – and they will need to be careful to avoid injuries.
Fans hope that Johnson’s injury will be the last major one for the team this season.