Posted: Mon December 31, 2012 11:06AM; Updated: Mon December 31, 2012 11:06AM

Hurricanes' Johnson out with broken thumb

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Reggie Johnson
Reggie Johnson is averaging a double-double this season for Miami.
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Miami Hurricanes senior center Reggie Johnson will miss much of the Atlantic Coast Conference season with a broken left thumb.

Coach Jim Larranaga says Johnson is expected to be sidelined six to eight weeks,

A starter since his sophomore season, Johnson has already missed four games. He has played in seven games and is averaging 12.6 points and 10.1 rebounds.

The Hurricanes (8-3) host LaSalle on Wednesday and open ACC play Saturday at Georgia Tech.

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