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Marques Johnson, who suffered a career-threatening neck injury last...

LOS ANGELES -- Marques Johnson, who suffered a career-threatening neck injury last November, postponed surgery Friday, the Los Angeles Clippers announced.

The team said Johnson gave no reason for delaying indefinitely the spinal-fision operation. Johnson, 31, ruptured a cervical disc when his head slammed into the midsection of center Benoit Benjamin in a Nov. 20 game against Dallas.

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The Clippers claim Johnson is permanently disabled and have stopped payments on his $1.3 million salary.

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