Pitt Forward Durand Johnson Out for Season


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Frederick Breedon/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) — Pittsburgh redshirt sophomore forward Durand Johnson will miss the rest of the season after finding out he tore the ACL and meniscus in his right knee during the team’s win over Wake Forest Saturday.

With 5:30 left in the game, Johnson fell to the floor after being fouled. He proceeded to make two free throws before exiting the game.

“We are thoroughly heartbroken for Durand,” Pittsburgh head coach Jamie Dixon said. “With his passion for the game and outstanding work ethic, Durand has contributed significantly to our success. He has made so much improvement in all facets of his game this year. I expect that same passion and work ethic to help Durand return at 100 percent next season.”

The 6-foot-6, 205 pound Johnson was averaging 8.8 points, three rebounds and 1.4 assists per game this season while serving as the team’s sixth man.

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