Andrew Johnson out for rest of season

LONDON - Fulham's former England striker Andrew Johnson will miss the rest of the season after having knee surgery, the Premier League club said on Friday.

Johnson has been plagued by injuries this season, making just 13 appearances.

"The club can confirm that following knee surgery in Colorado by eminent specialist Dr. Richard Steadman, Johnson will not be available for the remainder of the season," said a statement on Fulham's website.

Fulham are already without United States forward Clint Dempsey and recently loaned out Diomansy Kamara to Celtic, leaving them with a shortage of strikers.