Heat forward James Johnson expected to miss 7 to 10 days

CHARLOTTE, USA - DECEMBER 15: James Johnson of Miami Heat dunks during the NBA match between Miami Heat vs Charlotte Hornets at the Spectrum arena in Charlotte, NC, United States on December 15, 2017 (Photo by Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

MIAMI (AP) The Miami Heat will be without starting forward James Johnson for at least two games and probably more after bursitis was found in his right ankle.

Johnson left Miami’s win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday with ankle pain, and an MRI performed Sunday led to the bursitis diagnosis. Johnson is not traveling with the team for its trip for games at Atlanta on Monday and Boston on Wednesday.

The team says Johnson could miss seven to 10 days, which would also mean his status for home games against Dallas on Dec. 22, New Orleans on Dec. 23 and Orlando on Dec. 26 is in some doubt.

Johnson is averaging 10.9 points and 5.2 rebounds for the Heat this season.