"A month is a long time," Johnson said. "I'm trying not to worry about it just yet. If we get a week or a week and a half out and we're still up, maybe we can start looking at it and talking about it. But I'm just going to keep working on my at-bats and make sure I'm ready to go for the postseason. I'm just going to try to keep my mind off it. I think that is the best way to go about it."
Johnson expects to return to Atlanta's lineup for Monday afternoon's game against the Mets. This marked the second consecutive Sunday that he was given a chance to rest a minor ailment. He also missed just one game after developing turf toe during last weekend's series against St. Louis.
"The toe is really not much of an issue right now," Johnson said. "It's just turf toe, a jammed toe. It's just soreness -- one of those things that will probably be here until the end of the season. It doesn't really do anything. It doesn't affect my speed, really."
Johnson's humorous explanation should provide some comfort to those fantasy owners who are still hoping to receive at least one stolen base from him this season.
Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. Eric Single is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.