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Joe Johnson needs elbow surgery

Updated: December 1, 2010, 10:19 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Hawks star Joe Johnson will be sidelined four to six weeks with an injured right elbow.

Atlanta announced at the start of Wednesday night's game against Memphis that Johnson will need arthroscopic surgery to remove a "loose body" in the elbow.

Johnson visited orthopedist Dr. James Andrews in Alabama on Wednesday morning. The Hawks said Andrews will perform the surgery on the four-time All-Star on Thursday in Pensacola, Fla.

Johnson said the elbow has caused discomfort ...

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