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Utah Jazz small forward Joe Johnson has been out since Oct. 30 due to tendon instability in his right wrist and his recovery has taken longer than expected.
There is some good news to finally report on Johnson, however.
According to Tony Jones of The Salt Lake Tribune, the Jazz expect Johnson to return at some point this week.
Being told the Jazz are expecting to get forward Joe Johnson back at some point this week. The Jazz have sorely missed his scoring
— Eric Walden (@tribjazz) December 12, 2017
Johnson, 36, averaged 6.3 points in the seven games he appeared in before going down with the wrist ailment. The veteran swingman is usually the primary backup to Joe Ingles.
The Jazz enter tonight with a record of 13-14.