Johnson to miss most of season

QPR have announced Andrew Johnson has been ruled out for the

“majority of the season” after suffering an anterior cruciate

ligament injury.

The injury-prone striker sustained the knee problem in

Saturday’s draw with Chelsea and had to be substituted before

half-time.

Manager Mark Hughes at the weekend confirmed Johnson was set for

a scan on his damaged joint and results have now confirmed the

worst for QPR.

A statement on the club’s official Twitter account read: “Andy

Johnson suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury against

Chelsea and is likely to be sidelined for the majority of the

season.”

On-loan Manchester United defender Fabio da Silva also suffered

an injury in the 0-0 stalemate with Chelsea.

Hughes announced in his post-match press conference the

full-back was facing a few weeks on the sidelines as a result of a

pulled hamstring.

Anton Ferdinand, who caused controversy before the match by

snubbing a handshake with John Terry and Ashley Cole, also suffered

a hamstring problem against Chelsea.