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Torn ACL sidelines Pittsburgh's Johnson for season

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Torn ACL sidelines Pittsburgh's Johnson for season
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Wake Forest's Travis McKie (30) and Tyler Cavanaugh (34) combine to block a shot by Pittsburgh's Durand Johnson (5) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

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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