The already-depleted frontcourt of the Miami Heat will be even thinner for the next seven to 10 days, as James Johnson is diagnosed with bursitis in his right ankle, and will be placed on the shelf over that span.

He’s no longer traveling with the Heat in their upcoming two-game road trip that starts on Monday versus the Atlanta Hawks, and continues Wednesday against the Boston Celtics, according to their official Twitter account.

Already without their starting center, Hassan Whiteside, who is still recovering from a bone bruise, James Johnson’s absence will leave Erik Spoelstra with the challenge of filling multiple voids as the versatile veteran is able to play more than one position.

The earliest return for Johnson could be on December 26th, when the Heat host the Orlando Magic. However, if he’ll need the full 10 days, he may even return as late as the 29th, when they take on the Brooklyn Nets also inside American Airlines Arena.

The 30-year-old Wake Forest product has been playing solid basketball for the Heat through 28 games, with averages of 10.9 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 1.0 steals in 27.5 minutes per game.