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By DAN KARELL
Aron Johannsson’s expected return to the field from ankle surgery has been pushed back, this time because of a different injury.
According to a press release from AZ Alkmaar, Johannsson will miss a further six weeks after undergoing groin surgery. Johannsson now likely won’t make his season debut until October, ruling him out of the upcoming U.S. Men’s National Team match against the Czech Republic in Prague on Sept. 3.
It’s Johannsson’s second such operation on his groin, having the same surgery in 2012 while playing with AGF Aarhus. In addition, the 23-year-old Icelandic-American was already rehabbing off season ankle surgery after returning from the World Cup.
Johannsson is coming off a season where he scored 25 goals for AZ in all competitions in his first full season in the Netherlands. In addition, Johannsson has made nine appearances for the USMNT since making his debut in the 4-3 victory against Bosnia and Herzegovina in Aug. 2013, including scoring two goals and coming on as a substitute for Jozy Altidore in the first half of the USA’s 2-1 victory over Ghana.
What do you think of this development? Disappointed to hear about the second injury? Who do you expect to see replace him in the USMNT squad for the match against the Czech Republic?
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