Former Swan Johnson injures ACL again

Injury-plagued former Sydney Swan Alex Johnson now faces a seventh knee reconstruction

Luckless Sydney premiership defender Alex Johnson has reportedly injured another ACL and is preparing for a seventh knee reconstruction.

According to Fox Sports, Johnson went down with right knee troubles while training for VAFA club Old Xaverians last Saturday.

He injured his left knee five times while at the Swans, but it was damage to the right knee which eventually cruelled a fairytale comeback.

The 28-year-old made it through 10 VFL games for the now-defunct Northern Blues last year after his tortured 47-game AFL career ended at the end of 2018.

Touted as a star of the future following the Swans' 2012 flag, Johnson suffered a horrific six years to end his AFL career.

He played just two games following that year's grand final - both of them in 2018.

After surviving his comeback game against Collingwood, Johnson again tore his ACL the following week in a win against Melbourne at the MCG.