Johnson set to sit out again

05 January 2011 10:00
Mark Hughes rates Andrew Johnson as unlikely to be fit for Saturday's FA Cup tie against Peterborough after suffering a minor hamstring tear. Johnson was withdrawn from Fulham's 3-0 victory over West Brom as a precaution and Hughes is anxious not to take any risks with his injury-plagued striker. "We have to be careful with Andy," Hughes said. "He has had games in close succession, he had tightness in his hamstring and was a little sore on Monday. We took him for a scan and it came back that he had a grade one tear. "At a push he could have played but if he had torn it completely it would be a five, six week injury and we couldn't afford that. "It's usually eight to 10 days for a grade one."

Source: PA