AJ set for September comeback

Cottagers manager Mark Hughes revealed the Fulham front man is
recovering quicker than expected from a serious knee injury and
could be involved in the Premier League as early as next month.
Johnson made just 13 appearances last term and his last outing was
back in January before requiring surgery on the problem in
February. The 29-year-old had been hoping to be fit for Fulham’s
curtain raiser against Bolton on Saturday, but saw those plans
scuppered after returning to the United States last month for
further treatment following a setback during pre-season training.
But Hughes reckons the former England international could be back
playing sooner rather later and will be in the shape of his life
when he makes his long-awaited comeback. “It looks very positive
and he’s looking to get back as soon as he can,” said the Cottagers
boss in The Daily Telegraph. “He’s done a lot of physical work
while he’s been out and the key to it is when he does come back
he’ll be the strongest he’s ever been in his career. We’re probably
looking at September or October.”