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Ex-Sheffield Wednesday, Bradford, Oldham and Bolton player injured in shooting

An ex-Sheffield Wednesday, Bradford, Oldham and Bolton player has unfortunately been left injured in a shooting and since been taken to hospital.

Reports out in Jamaica stated that former international Jermaine Johnson is thought to be in a “serious but stable” condition.

The 40 year old was one of four people injured in the incident which happened on Thursday out in Kingston, the nation’s capital.

According to a report in the Jamaica Observer, Johnson was hit in the abdomen. He is said to be in a serious but stable condition.

The shooting is said to be linked to an ongoing gang feud in the area.

Johnson, who has been capped 73 times for Jamaica, was signed by Colin Todd at Valley Parade in 2006 before going on to make 31 appearances, scoring four goals, and was then sold to Sheffield Wednesday for £750,000.

He is still playing for Tivoli Gardens in the local Red Stripe Premier League, where he has scored 21 goals in 54 games since signing in 2015.

On Friday morning, the Championship club’s official social media accounts tweeted a message of support, wishing their former player a speedy recovery.

It read: “Following reports of an incident in Jamaica involving ex-Owl Jermaine Johnson, Sheffield Wednesday’s thoughts are with JJ and wishing our former player a speedy recovery.”

Another one of his former clubs, Oldham Athletic, also took to Twitter: “Our thoughts and prayers are with Jermaine Johnson after seeing reports of an incident involving the ex-Latic in his home country of Jamaica. Get well soon, JJ.”

After 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.”


1999–2006 – Tivoli Gardens – 30 games (4 goals)
2001–2003 → Bolton Wanderers (loan) – 12 games (0 goals)
2003–2004 → Oldham Athletic (loan) – 13 games (3 goals)
2004–2006 → Oldham Athletic (loan) – 26 games (6 goals)
2006–2007 – Bradford City – 27 games (4 goals)
2007–2014 – Sheffield Wednesday – 231 games (25 goals)
2014–2015 – Indy Eleven – 10 games (2 goals)
2015– Tivoli Gardens – 54 games (21 goals)

National team
2001–2014 – Jamaica – 73 games (12 goals)

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