Johnson revelling in return to fitness
Andy Johnson admits he may have rushed back from knee surgery as he finally looks forward to an injury-free run in the Fulham side.Johnson produced arguably his best display since his return from nine months on the sidelines in the 2-0 Barclays Premier League win over Stoke, the 29-year-old setting up Clint Dempsey's opening goal and proving a thorn in the visitors' side throughout.The striker made his comeback in October and Fulham rightly eased him back in with a string of substitute appearances before his first start.But that failed to prevent him picking up a hamstring strain over the festive period and yesterday was his first start since New Year's Day.Asked if the injury might have been caused by coming back too soon, Johnson said: "Maybe, yeah. You just don't know. When your body feels right, there's no point waiting an extra two or three weeks. You might as well just join in."That's how I felt. My knee felt really good. I came back from my knee injury probably three, four, five weeks quicker than everyone expected and, yeah, you always get those little niggles, hamstring niggles, thigh, quad, stuff like that."
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