I think this might change things because Johnny will have to stay at his house where he wasn’t wanted and he won’t be able to play baseball or even help the gang out in a rumble.
Johnny is in critical condition. His back had been broken when that piece of timber fell. He was in severe shock and suffering from third-degree burns. even if he lived he'd be crippled for the rest of his life.
Please not "if"
This might change things because Ponyboy and Soda might be separated and they could move away from the gang if they are.
Me and Soda might be put in a boys home.
The life lesson is that you need to be told no once in a while.