Alex Johnson to undergo a fourth knee reconstruction…
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Sydney Swans defender Alex Johnson faces the possibility of never playing in the AFL again after he undergoes a fourth knee reconstruction.
Johnson has not played since the 2012 Grand Final and has already been ruled out of the 2015 season.
“It’s beyond the point of frustration because it’s been going on so long,” Johnson told the Herald Sun.
“It is what it is. There’s no point in getting frustrated about it because it’s not going to help you.
“I’ve tried to maintain a positive outlook and I’ve got my sights on making my return one day. I’m not sure when it will be, but that’s in my sights and is what keeps me going every day.”
The 22-year-old will undergo a bone graft operation in March in preparation for yet another knee reconstruction.
Johnson ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in 2013, but infections have affected his recovery from his two following reconstructions.
He admits the latest setback could mean the end of his career.
“There’s that possibility, but I’ve always maintained the mindset that I will get back,” he said.
“I have my sights firmly set on the fact I’ll play again and I will play at the same level I did before. It’s just a matter of making sure the knee is right.”
The Swans open their AFL season against Essendon on Saturday April 4.