Johnson ruled out for season

The club sent Johnson to America earlier this week where he was

operated on by the man credited for saving the careers of Alan

Shearer and Michael Owen – world-renowned surgeon Dr Richard

Steadman. Fulham boss Roy Hodgson had hoped the striker would

return to action before the season’s end but his worst fears were

confirmed. A statement on Fulham’s website read: “The club can

confirm that following knee surgery in Colorado by eminent

specialist Dr Richard Steadman, Andrew Johnson will not be

available for the remainder of the current 09/10 season. “Following

the prognosis received from the surgeon, the Club fully expects

Andrew to take part in the latter part of pre-season training in

readiness for the new season.”