Mitchell Johnson could be out for five months

Published: Dec 01, 2011, 08:47 IST | AFP |

Paceman Mitchell Johnson is expected to be out of cricket for up to five months if he has to have foot surgery later this week, Cricket Australia said yesterday.

Paceman Mitchell Johnson is expected to be out of cricket for up to five months if he has to have foot surgery later this week, Cricket Australia said yesterday.

Johnson is being assessed as to whether he will require an operation on his big left toe, injured during this month's tour to South Africa.

If needed, the erratic left-armer, will undergo surgery within the next 24 hours, CA said.

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