Reports: Former Sheffield Wednesday favourite Jermaine Johnson in hospital after being shot

Former Sheffield Wednesday winger and fan favourite Jermaine Johnson is in hospital having been shot back home in Jamaica, according to reports.

Friday, 4th September 2020, 9:48 am

The 40-year-old Jamaican international, a national icon on the Caribbean island, is said to be in a stable condition.

Authorities confirmed to local media that Johnson was one of four people shot in an incident in the nation’s capital. Further details of the incident are yet to be disclosed.

Johnson, who signed for the Owls from Bradford City in 2007, became something of a Wednesday icon over seven years at Hillsborough.

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SHEFFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 17: Jermaine Johnson of Sheffield is challenged by Bobby Hassell of Barnsley during the Coca-Cola Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Barnsley at Hillsborough on February 17, 2009 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

A direct, pacey winger who could also deputise up front, he scored 25 league goals in 231 appearances before heading back to Jamaica in 2014.

Earlier today Sheffield Wednesday’s official social media accounts sent messages wishing their former player a speedy recovery.

A 71-cap international, Johnson remains a popular figure at S6. Upon leaving Wednesday for Indy Eleven in 2014, he said: “Just want to say a big thanks to the fans for the undying love and support I've been shown for the past seven years.

“Really wish I didn't have to go but this is the life of a footballer. SWFC will always be a part of my life and I will always love and cherish my time. Sorry to say but it's goodbye.

“My time at Sheffield Wednesday has been one of the best times I have had in football and I really enjoyed it there.”

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