Johnson initially injured his big toe in November 2011 against South Africa
Australian pace bowler, Mitchell Johnson has been ruled out for the rest of the Indian Premier League (IPL), after failing to recover from surgery on his big toe.
Johnson, was bought by the Mumbai Indians for 300,000 dollars in the IPL auction, which took place in February.
Johnson, was hit with the injury during the second Test against South Africa in November last year.
Later on, it was revealed that Johnson had been diagnosed with severe injury to the ligaments in his toe, which is more commonly known as ‘turf toe’.
Cricket Australia doctor, Trefor James announced that Johnson’s injury was so severe that he believed surgery was the best option, and that he expected the left arm pacer to be out for at least five to six months as a result.
With Johnson out of the IPL, it will remain to be seen if he plays for Durham in the 2012 Friends Life T20 competition, which takes place immediately after.
However, Australia do expect Johnson to be fully fit by mid-June, when they play England in a limited overs series.