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Men’s hoops: Johnson’s back still hurting

Jake Trotter Modified: April 18, 2013 at 4:33 pm •  Published: February 25, 2008

By Scott Wright

OU point guard Austin Johnson is still dealing with quite a bit of back pain, and it seems to be getting worse, the junior said Monday.

Johnson said he expects to meet with OU team physician, Dr. Brock Schnebel, this afternoon to determine if he needs to change medications. He said they do not believe the injury will require surgery.

Johnson suffered a herniated disc in his lower back during a summer workout, which forced him to miss the team’s exhibition trip to Canada in September.

In other injury news, junior forward Taylor Griffin had a heating pad on his right shoulder before the team practiced Monday. Griffin was taking part in all portions of practice that were open to the media.