Joe Johnson Will Miss 2012 NBA All-Star Game February 22, 2012 19:19

Atlanta Hawks player, Joe Johnson will miss this weekend's NBA All-Star game due to tendinitis in his left knee. This makes Johnson the second player to fall foul of knee trouble, with Iman Shumpert already due to miss the Dunk contest, also with tendinitis of the left knee.

When Johnson was announced in the All-Star line up, major questions were raised as fans and pundits alike wondered why Johnson had been picked over Hawks forward Josh Smith. Now, NBA Commissioner David Stern will have the responsibility of choosing Johnson's replacement.

As well as missing the All-Star game, Johnson will also sit out of the Hawks' next two games, which are New York tonight, and then the Orlando Magic on Thursday. Johnson has been averaging 17.6 points a game, and this was to be his sixth year in a row as an NBA All-Star.

After the All-Star Weekend, Joe Johnson is likely to next be seen in action on 29th February, in Atlanta's game against Golden State, but his condition will be reviewed before then to make sure he is fit to play.