Joe Johnson strains thumb vs. Nets

Updated: March 26, 2011, 10:15 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Hawks All-Star guard Joe Johnson will miss at least one game after hurting his right thumb against the New Jersey Nets.

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Johnson did not leave with the team Saturday night for Sunday's game at Cleveland after he suffered a strained right thumb in the Hawks' 98-87 win over the Nets.

Johnson was injured early in the third quarter of Saturday night's game when reaching for a loose ball. He says his hand hit Anthony Morrow's hand, bending his thumb back.

He was escorted to the locker room for X-rays before returning to the bench later in the quarter with ice on his hand.

He had 12 points when he was injured.


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