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Cameron Johnson tears meniscus in left knee, undergoing surgery today

Cameron Johnson (13) goes up for a layup during a scrimmage on October 27 against Barton College.
Buy Photos Cameron Johnson (13) goes up for a layup during a scrimmage on October 27 against Barton College.

Update: The timetable for Johnson's return is four to six weeks, per GoHeels. This means he could be ready before North Carolina's ACC opener versus Wake Forest Dec. 30. 

Graduate transfer Cameron Johnson suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee and is undergoing surgery today at UNC Hospitals, according to a press release from the North Carolina men's basketball team.

Johnson will miss tonight's game against Bucknell at 8 p.m. after suffering the injury in practice on Monday, Nov. 13. The team will announce more information later today after the surgery is completed.

Johnson, a 6-foot-8 guard from Moon Township, Pa., also missed UNC's season-opening win against Northern Iowa with a sprained neck. These two injuries are not related.

After graduating from Pittsburgh in three years, Johnson came to North Carolina with two years of eligibility remaining. He has already suffered one serious injury in his college career, a tear in his right shoulder that forced him to miss all but eight games of his first season at Pittsburgh and take a medical redshirt year.

“I’m extremely disappointed for Cameron,” head coach Roy Williams said in a statement. “The young man has been working hard to blend in with our team after being such a productive college player the last two-plus seasons.”

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