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Aron Johannsson to miss start of Bundesliga season with chronic hip issues

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More bad news for the USA striker

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Werder Bremen announced in late March that Aron Johannsson would miss the remainder of the 2015-16 Bundesliga season with a nagging hip injury. After having surgery on October 2015, recovery from the injury hasn't gone as planned and it has kept the United States international off the field ever since.

The club's CEO Frank Baumann told Kicker on Tuesday that Johannsson still isn't in their plans for preseason and there's no timetable for his return yet.

The Icelandic-American is dealing with a nerve issue which is more difficult to give a prognosis on than a bone break or muscle strain/tear.

Johannsson scored two goals in six matches for Bremen last season before falling victim to his hip problems. The club narrowly escaped relegation to the 2. Bundesliga on the last day of the season.

It's a scary situation as no one seems to know how long it will take for the striker to recover.

The USMNT have found a forward in Bobby Wood to thankfully pick up the production that Johannsson could've possibly offered. However, the team's depth at the position could certainly use a shot in the arm. Hopefully he can get healthy soon and get back in the picture before the next batch of World Cup qualifiers in September, although that seems like a long shot at this point.

HT to @BrianSciaretta