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Fulham admit AJ will not start preseason

Fulham do not expect Andy Johnson to resume playing until late into next preseason.

The 28-year-old has endured a nightmare campaign as collarbone, groin and knee problems have restricted him to just eight Premier League appearances.

The forward consulted renowned American surgeon Dr Richard Steadman and underwent knee surgery in Colorado on Thursday.

Following the surgery, Steadman has advised Fulham that Johnson will not be fit to return this term and the Cottagers expect him to take part in the latter part of pre-season training.

A statement on Fulham's website read: "The club can confirm that following knee surgery in Colorado by eminent specialist Dr Richard Steadman, Andrew Johnson will not be available for the remainder of the current 09/10 season.

"Following the prognosis received from the surgeon, the Club fully expects Andrew to take part in the latter part of pre-season training in readiness for the new season."

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