Thumb Stops Play For Johnson.
The 27-year-old midfielder has had to have minor surgery on his thumb and while he will take no part in tonight's game, he won't be missing from the squad for too long.
Speaking to the Sunderland Echo, Johnson said: 'I just have to get it done. It's not a serious thing, but I need the wound to heal. It's the risk of infection that's keeping me out. It's the best time to do it with the games coming up, though.
'I love playing at Craven Cottage so I'm disappointed to miss it, but I have to have it done, so hopefully the lads can get through without me.'