Miami Heat guard Tyler Johnson will undergo surgery Wednesday in Miami to repair the rotator cuff in his left (shooting) shoulder, the team announced Monday. He is expected to miss up to two months and could return if Miami makes the playoffs.
Johnson, 23, has been dealing with a shoulder impingement since his college career at Fresno State.
In 36 games this season (five as a starter), Johnson has averaged 8 points, 3 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 24 minutes per game. His loss means more minutes for veteran Beno Udrih, who has filled in admirably for Johnson and starter Goran Dragic when he missed extended time with a strained left calf.