Reports that began circulating Tuesday night that injured Marlins starter Josh Johnson won't pitch again this season were labeled premature by Johnson and the Marlins Wednesday.

Johnson has been on the disabled list since May 16 with inflammation in his right shoulder, and after working up to throwing bullpen sessions, has been shut down totally for the last couple weeks after experiencing discomfort in the shoulder.

"Nothing has been discussed, but we are running out of time," Johnson said in a statement released Wednesday.

Marlins pitching coach Randy St. Claire estimated it would take Johnson a month to get in shape for a big league start once he is cleared to start throwing.