Amir Johnson Injury: Updates on Celtics PF’s Foot and Return

December 21st, 2015 by Mike Norris Leave a reply »
The Boston Celtics announced power forward Amir Johnson will not play in Monday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves after being diagnosed with plantar fasciitis in his left foot.

He has played in all 27 games this season for Boston, starting 24, while averaging 7.5 points and 4.7 rebounds. The team gave no indication on how long the 28-year-old will be out.    

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Johnson's Leadership, Defense Missing with Injury Monday, Dec. 21 Johnson's points per game are his lowest since the 2011-12 season, but the 11-year veteran has brought a leadership presence to a young Celtics team hovering around .500 at 14-13.

His defense also has been a reason head coach Brad Stevens has stuck with him in the starting lineup. After his first double-double of the season on Nov. 30 in a win against the Miami Heat, Stevens praised Johnson's all-around play.

“It was solid offensively, it was great defensively,” Stevens said of Johnson’s play in a postgame interview aired on CSN New England (h/t Darren Hartwell of “He was really good on [Chris] Bosh. He played abou ...

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