When is Cameron Johnson Coming Back for the Suns? Latest Updates on Knee Injury

Isaiah De Los Santos
When is Cameron Johnson coming back for the Suns? Latest updates on his knee injury.
When is Cameron Johnson coming back for the Suns? Latest updates on his knee injury. / (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Phoenix Suns forward Cameron Johnson had his promising start to the year halted by a severe knee injury that's sidelined him since early November.

However, the UNC product has made progress in rehab recently, prompting speculation on his return. Here's the latest on the situation.

Latest Cam Johnson Injury Update (Jan. 18)

It appears Johnson is finally ready to take the court again for Phoenix. The Athletic's Shams Charania reports the forward is expected to return on Thursday for the Suns' matchup against the Brooklyn Nets.

This is huge news for Monty Williams' ailing squad. Johnson began the season on a strong note, averaging 14.9 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game over the first seven contests. He then went down on Nov. 4, and has been missed by Phoenix ever since.

Johnson's return will provide an immediate boost for the Suns, especially with All-Star guard Devin Booker sidelined indefinitely due to a groin injury. Chris Paul has also been in and out of the lineup with his own health woes, which has helped sink Phoenix in the Western Conference standings.

Now Johnson is set to take the floor again on Thursday and Paul may not be far behind him after practicing fully on Wednesday. The arrivals of both should help the Suns, who currently rank No. 12 in the west, get back in the playoff conversation.

Phoenix is currently No. 8 to win the NBA Finals at +1500, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NBA odds.

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