Oct. 27, 2000
LOS ANGELES-UCLA true freshman Josiah Johnson has a stress fracture in his left foot and will be sidelined for the next four-to-six weeks, UCLA head coach Steve Lavin announced Friday.
Because of chronic pain in his left foot over the last several days, Johnson had x-rays taken Thursday night, revealing the stress fracture. Placed in a walking boot, he will be on crutches for about a week and reevaluated after the first four weeks in the walking boot.
Johnson, a 6-7, 237-pound forward, last season was a senior high school standout at Montclair Prep. He averaged 24.2 points and 12.5 rebounds, earning USA Today honorable mention All-America. Josiah is the son of Bruin great Marques Johnson and the younger brother of Kris Johnson, who was a UCLA standout from 1995-98.