Date: 3rd August 2011 at 9:50am
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Wednesday have been dealt a blow ahead of the new npower League One season with the news that winger Jermaine Johnson will be sidelined through injury.

The Jamaican could miss the first month of the new campaign through a knee injury, believed to have been sustained during the Owls’ friendly clash against Stoke City at the weekend.

The club has yet to confirm the injury to Johnson, but rumours have been going around since the start of the week and BBC Radio Sheffield also announced the news this morning.

JJ has suffered numerous injury set-backs in recent seasons but was still offered a new contract by Owls boss Gary Megson in the summer.

The news will be a big blow to Wednesday ahead of Saturday’s opener against Rochdale at Hillsborough.

The Owls already have a light squad and are still looking to bolster their attacking options before the visit of the Spotland club.

The injury blow dealt to Johnson may mean Megson and Milan Mandaric, the Owls chairman, will speed up their search for more attacking options.