VCU's Johnson leaves A-10 semi with injured leg

VCU's Johnson leaves A-10 semi with injured leg

Published Mar. 15, 2014 4:34 p.m. ET

NEW YORK (AP) VCU guard Melvin Johnson injured his left leg during a scramble for a loose ball and had to be helped off the court early in the first half of the Atlantic 10 semifinals against George Washington.

A free ball in VCU's end sent several players diving to the floor Saturday. GW came up with the ball and Nemanja Mikic hit a 3 while Johnson was down, grabbing at his knee and yelling in pain.

He was attended to on the floor and coach Shaka Smart came out to try to calm the sophomore. Johnson was helped off by two members of the VCU staff. He went to the locker room without putting weight on his injured leg.

Johnson is the A-10's sixth-man of the year, though he was starting against GW.