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Johnson likely to miss at least a few days

 INF Elliot Johnson is expected to be sidelined at least a few days and possibly for an extended period after spraining his left knee during a slide.

With Johnson out, the Rays will be down to Sean Rodriguez playing shortstop, as Reid Brignac is on bereavement leave following the death of his grandfather and is not expected back until Friday.

Johnson was hurt on an awkward slide in the fifth, stayed in another inning and ended up at an area hospital for an MRI exam.

The good news, he said, is that "it's nothing serious," no tear or structural damage. The bad news is that there is a sprain of the capsule around the knee, and that "walking on it right now is a chore and bending it is the problem. They told me I'll probably be off of it for the next few days for sure, and after that I don't really know," he said.


[Last modified: Thursday, June 23, 2011 12:15am]


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