CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Miami Hurricanes center Reggie Johnson is expected to miss the start of the basketball season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.

Johnson is expected to be out five to six months, the Hurricanes said Friday, the day after his surgery. He was hurt during a pickup game with teammates Monday.

As a sophomore last season, Johnson started 34 games while averaging 11.9 points and a team-high 9.6 rebounds per game.