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Last Updated: Monday, 15 September, 2003, 12:15 GMT 13:15 UK
No double fracture for Johnson
Forest striker David Johnson
He's got the character and commitment to bounce back
Forest boss Paul Hart

Nottingham Forest say striker David Johnson did not suffer a double fracture of his leg at the weekend.

It has been revealed that Johnson broke only the tibia in his left leg against Sheffield United at the City Ground.

Johnson is still expected to be out of action for the rest of the year after undergoing surgery on Saturday evening.

But manager Paul Hart is confident the former Ipswich man will play a big role in Forest's promotion bid.

"The operation went very well and he's in very good spirits," Hart told his club's website.

"He's got the character and commitment to bounce back. He's shown in the past how determined he is and that will come through again."

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