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UB's Dominic Johnson will miss remainder of football, basketball season after surgery

Dominic Johnson, a wide receiver on the University at Buffalo football team and a forward on the men's basketball team, announced Wednesday on social media that he has undergone surgery on his right leg and will miss the UB football team's final home game and the remainder of UB's basketball season.

Johnson did not specify what kind of surgery he had, but indicated in his post that he sustained the injury during the first quarter of the UB football team's 43-14 win Nov. 2 at Eastern Michigan.

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"After talks with trainers, doctors, coaches and family decided that the best decision in terms of overall health and sustaining that health long term was to get the surgery," Johnson wrote in an Instagram post. "It's not my first rodeo and I know what it's going to take. I will unfortunately miss the remainder of this season & all of basketball season."

Johnson, a redshirt junior from Windsor, Ont., began the 2019 football season as one of three players competing for the starting quarterback job, but he was converted to wide receiver, where he caught six passes for 46 yards and a touchdown in 10 games. Johnson was also the UB football team's holder on special teams.

He joined the basketball team in 2017-18 as a walk-on and had nine points and six in 11 games, then had five rebounds, a block and a steal in seven games as a reserve in 2018-19.

UB football (6-5, 4-3 Mid-American Conference) ends the regular season at noon Friday against Bowling Green at UB Stadium, while UB basketball (4-2) hosts William and Mary at 2 p.m. Saturday at Alumni Arena.

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