Johns allays
injury fears

Warrington Wolves new signing Andrew Johns has dispelled fears he may be carrying an injury when he arrives at the club this week on a short-term deal.

The former Australian Test captain suffered a shin injury in the Newcastle Knights' 36-28 loss to St Illawarra but said it was not a major concern.

"At half-time I was struggling to walk but once I got out there and started running it was alright," he said.

"I'll stay up all night and ice it. It's just a bad bruise."

Johns, 31, said he would need permission from Newcastle's club doctor before leaving for England, but he was not expecting any problems.

"I'll have the medical, get some injections and see how many sleeping tablets I can eat on the plane on the way over," he said.

Johns could make his debut for the Wolves against Leeds next weekend, and could make up to six appearances if Warrington reach the Super League grand final.