Owls winger out for two months

08 August 2010 01:31
Johnson sidelined for Wednesday Sheffield Wednesday’s opening day win was tempered somewhat by the news that winger Jermaine Johnson will set out the first two months of the season with a knee injury. The diagnosis is not as bad as was feared however as there was initially a worry that the Jamaican could be sidelined for around six months. Johnson has been linked with a move to the Championship over the summer but this latest setback should put those rumours to bed for a while. He picked up the injury in pre-season and missed the 2-0 win over Dagenham & Redbridge at Hillsborough on Saturday. Gary Teale and Chris Sedgwick started in the wide positions for the Owls and both played key roles in the two first-half goals. New signing Daniel Jones is also an option to play on the left-hand side of midfield and striker Marcus Tudgay has played out wide in the past when the necessity has dictated matters.