Miami center undergoes surgery

Miami Hurricanes center Reggie Johnson is expected to miss the

start of the basketball season after undergoing surgery to repair a

torn meniscus in his right knee.

Johnson is expected to be out five to six months, the Hurricanes

said Friday, the day after his surgery. He was hurt during a pickup

game with teammates Monday.

As a sophomore last season, Johnson started 34 games while

averaging 11.9 points and a team-high 9.6 rebounds per game.