A disappointing season for United States striker Aron Johannsson now appears to have just gotten worse. The USMNT forward underwent hip surgery back in October and just recently returned to training in February, but the recovery isn't going as smoothly as most hoped. Werder Bremen general manager, Thomas Eichen, has come out as said that the club aren't expecting him back in action this season.
Bremen's Eichin to Bild: "We have ruled [Aron Johannsson] out for the season and are no longer planning with him." pic.twitter.com/toQLAm4OnV— DW Sports (@dw_sports) March 24, 2016
This is bad news for the Icelandic-American who is slowly slipping down the national team depth chart with the emergence of Bobby Wood and Jordan Morris. He's only played six matches this season and with the Copa America Centenario coming up in a few months, his availability is very much in question.
The 25-year-old made a name for himself in the Eredivisie with AZ Alkmaar and earned a big move to the Bundesliga in the summer. His time in Germany has not gone according to plan. He scored two goals for Bremen in the six matches he played in, but has been sidelined with this injury for virtually the entire campaign.
It has to be frustrating for both Aron and Jurgen Klinsmann to have such a talented attacking player doing well in a big league, only to have him get hurt and miss a substantial amount of time.
Hopefully he spends this summer getting fit and returns next season and earns his spot back for both club and country.