The Washington Times - February 5, 2009, 09:57PM

Brent Johnson just said that he will have hip surgery Monday or Tuesday of next week. Johnson has a labral tear in his hip. He said it has been bothering him for about two-and-a-months, and it hasn’t gotten better as he’s tried to play through it.

Johnson said the extent of the damage won’t be known until the surgery happens, but he could be out as little as 4-6 weeks if it is not bad or “8-10 weeks on the low end” if it is an extensive tear.

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“It just wasn’t cooperating,” Johnson said. “It is something that needs to be done. I just want to get it better and go from there.”

A team spokesman said Johnson is expected to be out six-to-eight weeks.