Kamani Johnson out vs. LSU

By: Scottie Bordelon Scottie Bordelon's Twitter account
Published: Saturday, January 15, 2022
Arkansas forward Kamani Johnson (20) shoots a free throw against Elon during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021, in Fayetteville. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)
Arkansas forward Kamani Johnson (20) shoots a free throw against Elon during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021, in Fayetteville. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

Arkansas forward Kamani Johnson missed his second Southeastern Conference game of the season on Saturday.

Johnson, a 6-7 transfer from Arkansas-Little Rock, was considered doubtful for the Razorbacks’ road game against LSU because of an ankle injury. He exited Wednesday’s victory over Missouri in the first half and did not return to the floor.

Arkansas radio play-by-play broadcaster Chuck Barrett said on Saturday’s pre-game show that Johnson was in a walking boot and “it does not look like we’re going to see Kamani in the ball game today.”

Johnson was also suspended for Arkansas’ league opener at Mississippi State on Dec. 29.

In three conference games, including one start, Johnson has averaged 3.7 points on 3 of 4 shooting and 5 of 8 at the free throw line and 4.3 rebounds. Despite playing only 35 minutes against SEC teams, his 5 offensive rebounds are tied for third most on the team.

Johnson scored 7 points and added 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 1 block over 18 minutes in the Razorbacks’ 86-81 loss at Texas A&M on Jan. 8.

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