JOHANNSSON SET FOR SURGERY
EXTRA TIME
BRIAN SCIARETTA - Friday, July 4, 2014
With the U.S. national team now out of the 2014 World Cup, forward Aron Johannsson will now undergo ankle surgery.

American Soccer Now first had the information on Thursday. On Friday, AZ Alkmaar released the following statement on Johannsson giving an estimated timeline for his return.

"He does need ankle surgery somewhere this month and will be out for 6-8 weeks," AZ press officer Daan Schnippers said in an e-mail statement to YA.

When asked about when the Icelandic-American forward was injured, Schippers added: "Since he is not at the club I cannot inform you when he was injured."

Should the 6-8 week time-frame hold, it would jeopardize Johannsson's involvement in the U.S. national team's first post-world cup friendly on September 3 against the Czech Republic.

Johannsson is coming off a breakout season in AZ Alkmaar in 2013/14 where he scored 26 goals in all competitions. In may he signed a four year extension with the Eredivisie club which will now be coached by the legendary Dutch striker and former national team coach Marco van Basten.
Pierre
Sunday July 13, 2014 1:33 am
For me, it's easy to see why Aron johanssons injury was kept under wraps - Donovan. The scrutiny piled on klinsmann was bad enough for the cut, Imagine how much more if the Public would have known that not only jozy but johannson were out, when landon could have been in the line up. It's as simple as this - I like wondo for being a true American through and through, but landon puts that ball in the back of the net every time.
muchadu
Monday July 7, 2014 2:30 pm
What the ???? How come this was so super top secret classified information. Not on one telecast or any other stuff on the net did I hear about AJ being injured?! It had to have happened in the Ghana game or training before the Portugal game?! Does anyone know the heck happened to him? I couldn't believe JK brought Wondo in before him and now a little light is being shed on this issue that could have cost us from advancing!!
Dave
Friday July 4, 2014 2:17 pm
Making more since now as to why he wasn't used after Jozy's departure.
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