JJ hopes for quick return
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Oldham midfielder Jermaine Johnson is hoping he can defy the predictions.Oldham Athletic midfielder Jermaine Johnson is hoping he can defy the predictions and make a swift return from injury.
Johnson has ruptured ligaments in his knee and is expected to require three months on the sidelines.
The Jamaican international suffered the injury against Port Vale earlier this month when making his comeback after a six-week lay-off with a knee problem.
After aggravating the problem against Vale, Johnson returned to his native Jamaica to recuperate in the sunshine.
The 24-year-old is cursing the fact that he could be out of Latics boss Brian Talbot's plans for the next three months.
But Johnson is optimistic that an upcoming appointment with the specialist will shorten the length of his absence.
"I feel 'a way' that I will be out of action, especially if it is for three months," Johnson told the Jamaica Observer.
"It means that when I return [to England] I would just have six games to play for the season and that's not good for me, as I need to play more games.
"The scans show that it is really bad.
"But when I go to the specialist he is saying that it is not that bad and suggested I shouldn't be out for more than six weeks once I rest and don't do anything for now."