Johnson blow for Pompey
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Portsmouth defender Glenn Johnson has been ruled out indefinitely.
Portsmouth defender Glenn Johnson has been ruled out indefinitely after picking up an ankle injury in training.
The England international is currently at Fratton Park on a season-long loan from champions Chelsea but it appears the move was not worked out as either side envisaged.
Johnson had hoped to resurrect his international aspirations by playing regular football this season after being ushered to the sidelines since Jose Mourinho's arrival at Stamford Bridge.
However, it now looks as though Johnson will be in the treatment room for the foreseeable future after reportedly suffering serious damage to his ankle.
Portsmouth have yet to pass comment on Johnson's situation but what can be sure is that the defender will play no part in Monday's clash with Middlesbrough at The Riverside.
Meanwhile, Pompey midfielder Richard Hughes has been cleared of passing on 'inside information' after betting on Harry Redknapp's return to Fratton Park in December.
Hughes' involvement was uncovered after Betfair revealed details of all bets placed 24 hours prior to Redknapp's return and while Hughes has been cleared of any wrongdoing, The FA Compliance unit have issued him a warning.
"There is no suggestion that Richard Hughes had inside information and passed it on to others, but he was reminded of his responsibilities with regard to the rules about players betting," read a statement from The FA Compliance unit.