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Roger Johnson played with broken rib on Charlton Athletic debut

Roger Johnson reveals that he suffered a broken rib during his Charlton Athletic debut against Brentford on Saturday.

Charlton Athletic defender Roger Johnson has revealed that he played through the pain of a broken rib during his Addicks debut at the weekend.

Johnson, who signed for the club on a short-term deal earlier this month, came in for his full debut and helped Charlton beat Brentford 3-0 for their first win in 15 games.

However, his afternoon was made difficult when he suffered the rib injury in the first half when two of the hosts' players had already gone off injured.

Johnson told the club website that he "cracked on" after receiving an injection in his buttocks.

"I cracked a rib, I've done it before so I know the pain and I was struggling a bit," he said.

"But we had the two lads go off so I couldn't make it three in the first half.

"I don't like to go off unless it's a broken limb so I wanted to carry on. I had one injection in the ribs at half time and one in the backside and just cracked on."

Victory saw Charlton move up to 18th in the table, six points clear of the drop zone.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Portsmouth28176547272057
2Luton TownLuton28168454252956
3Sunderland271411248262253
4Charlton AthleticCharlton29165847311653
5Barnsley27157547232452
6Peterborough UnitedPeterborough2813874738947
7Doncaster RoversDoncaster28137851371446
8Blackpool2710982725239
9Coventry CityCoventry29116123134-339
10Southend UnitedSouthend28122143834438
11Wycombe WanderersWycombe28108103840-238
12Fleetwood Town2899103833536
13Burton Albion28106123838036
14Accrington StanleyAccrington2798102736-935
15Walsall2898113243-1135
16Scunthorpe UnitedScunthorpe2997133754-1734
17Shrewsbury TownShrewsbury28710112935-631
18Gillingham2894153948-931
19Rochdale2987143559-2431
20Oxford UnitedOxford Utd2879123544-930
21Plymouth ArgylePlymouth2886143650-1430
22Bristol Rovers2877142530-528
23Bradford CityBradford2883173147-1627
24AFC Wimbledon2865172242-2023

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