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Tyler Johnson to miss at least two months for shoulder surgery

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After re-injuring his shoulder the Heat guard is set to undergo surgery that will sideline him for at least two months.

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It seemed Miami had beaten the injury bug as Goran Dragic and Josh McRoberts returned and helped Miami in their winning efforts, however once again there is bad news for the Heat. Tyler Johnson is set to undergo shoulder surgery later this week that will sideline him for at least two months, though the team officially gave no timetable for his return.

This is, of course, surprising as initial reports stated that Johnson would only be getting surgery after the season.

The surgery is to repair his rotator cuff as explained in the Heat's official press release:

The HEAT announced today that guard Tyler Johnson will undergo rotator cuff surgery in his left shoulder. The procedure will take place this Wednesday, February 3 at Doctors Hospital in Miami and be performed by HEAT team physician Dr. Harlan Selesnick.

Johnson was averaging 8.7 points, 3 boards, 2.2 assists while shooting 48.8% from the field. It will be interesting to see how the Heat deal with his absence as his stellar play was one of the main reasons the Heat traded Mario Chalmers. Expect Beno Udrih and Gerald Green to benefit the most from his absence.