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JJ set to miss start of Owls' season

JJ set to miss start of Owls' season

Wednesday have been dealt a blow ahead of the new npower League One season with the news that winger Jermaine Johnson will be sidelined through injury.

The Jamaican could miss the first month of the new campaign through a knee injury, believed to have been sustained during the Owls' friendly clash against Stoke City at the weekend.

The club has yet to confirm the injury to Johnson, but rumours have been going around since the start of the week and BBC Radio Sheffield also announced the news this morning.

JJ has suffered numerous injury set-backs in recent seasons but was still offered a new contract by Owls boss Gary Megson in the summer.

The news will be a big blow to Wednesday ahead of Saturday's opener against Rochdale at Hillsborough.

The Owls already have a light squad and are still looking to bolster their attacking options before the visit of the Spotland club.

The injury blow dealt to Johnson may mean Megson and Milan Mandaric, the Owls chairman, will speed up their search for more attacking options.



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Writer:Nick
Date:Wednesday August 3 2011
Time: 9:49AM

Comments

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surprise surprise. i would have given him a pay as play contract. then we would see if he was really injured
mick66owl
03/08/2011 09:56:00
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I was against giving him another contract in the first place. At his age we can't expect much more than we've already had which is glimpses of brilliance but more often than not - total frustration! Let's just focus on the positives, Sedgwick on the wing for Satruday!
TheDon1974
03/08/2011 10:05:00
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Calm down people, it's only one player and he was always going to be injured for a large chunk of the season - it's in his genes!
TheMightyBoosh
03/08/2011 10:15:00
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THIS IS THE REASON WHY WE NEED A WINGER IN....AND QUICK!!!!
SGoodwin94
03/08/2011 10:33:00
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Was hoping to log on and found we have signed 2 strikers, instead this. It's all gone quiet on the Roberts front and I think we should be going all out on him. Huddersfield need to sell, he is quality and doesn't want to sign a new contract there. We really need to sign some players today or tomorrow. Would be very happy with Roberts, Le Fondre and Afobe. Whilst it has been frustrating so far just imagine what a triple signing would do for morale going into the first game! On a sidenote I see the OS is keeping quiet about the Alfreton game, WTF happened there
Devon_Owl
03/08/2011 10:44:00
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massive blow he has looked quality in pre season now down to one winger this is ridiculous get roberts signed now ! Also i see lee cook has'nt been allocated a squad number at qpr with a punt ?
retfordowl1867
03/08/2011 11:06:00
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This wouldn't be a massive problem if we had someone that could come off the bench with similar (some would say BETTER) wing/attacking abilities to replace him! Oh wait we have Sedge and DJ..... phew! (no offence attended for the two aformentioned players) WTID UTO
Owlsmad
03/08/2011 11:43:00
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I'd heard this was a rumour and was hoping it wouldn't be true our attacking options are very short for the new season, feeling very worried about the start of the season.. Having said all this I fully expect Wednesday to turn around and win 3-0 with sedge morrisson and dj grabbing the goals , how that wouldn't be a surprise
1867Owl
03/08/2011 11:51:00
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Megson gone barmy in Sheffield Star about this news being leaked on here,he says it only benefits Rochdale.But surely they know he was injured when he doesnt come out for warm-up on Saturday.So we have no attacking threat whatsoever now for Saturday.Oh,we have Sedgewick! Rochdale must be shaking in their boots!
leons gloves
03/08/2011 12:23:00
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It's been clear we have no plan B for weeks in the attack department and the board and management only have themselves to blame!
TheDon1974
03/08/2011 12:37:00
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