Johnson in new setback
By Mark Buckingham. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Glen Johnson's Chelsea career could be over amid reports the defender broke his wrist after punching a wall.
The England international has become frustrated at his lack of opportunities at Stamford Bridge and has made just one appearance for the Premiership champions this season.
He was also demoted from the England senior squad to the Under-21 setup, while Blues manager Jose Mourinho blocked a loan move to Southampton.
Johnson was expected to get a chance in Chelsea's Carling Cup clash with Charlton Athletic but he will miss the third round tie.
Reports claim that Johnson has suffered an injury which he sustained while punching a wall at his home.
It has been suggested that the former West Ham starlet will be out for the next two months as he broke his wrist in the incident.
Chelsea have not commented on the matter but it could signal the death knell to the 21-year-old's career in West London.
Wayne Bridge, meanwhile, will make his first competitive appearance since February against Charlton on Wednesday.
The left back has been recovering from a broken ankle but is due to start the Carling Cup encounter after building up his fitness in the reserves.
Blues assistant manager Steve Clarke said: "To get Wayne back on the pitch will be great for him. He has worked so hard as it wasn't a simple injury.
"But he's played three or four reserve games and can at last see light at the end of the tunnel.
"He got over the break and then the ligament damage which was holding him back."