Sep 18 2012 By Jacob Murtagh
MARK Hughes has backed Andy Johnson to come back stronger than ever after he was ruled out for most of the season with a knee injury.
The QPR striker suffered cruciate ligament damage in last weekend's derby draw with Chelsea which will keep him out for at least six months.
But boss Hughes believes the 31-year-old, who he also managed at Fulham, will bounce back.
He told www.qpr.co.uk: “He is mentally a very, very strong character.
“He has been through long-term injuries before and always comes back stronger and I have no doubts that he will do the same again.
“He will get the best treatment and best support from the medical staff here and we will make sure we get him back as quickly as possible without ever compromising him.
“We will make sure he is fit and well when he returns.”
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