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Pittsburgh's Durand Johnson out for season with torn ACL

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Durand Johnson, a sophomore, is expected to undergo surgery within the next week and to be back in 9 to 12 months.

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh sophomore forward Durand Johnson will miss the rest of the season after tearing the ACL and meniscus in his right knee in Saturday's win over Wake Forest.

The 6-foot-6 Johnson was injured while driving to the basket with 5:30 remaining in Pittsburgh's 80-65 victory. He was fouled on the play and made two free throws before leaving. He is expected to undergo surgery within the next week and to be back in 9 to 12 months.

Johnson was blossoming as Pitt's sixth man, averaging 8.8 points and 3.0 rebounds. He is second on the Panthers (15-1, 3-0 ACC) with 22 3-pointers.

Pitt coach Jamie Dixon says he is "heartbroken" over Johnson's injury.

The Panthers play at Georgia Tech on Tuesday.

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