Aug 18, 2014, 1:12 PM EDT
USMNT winger Aron Johannsson went under the knife for the second time in a month, this time for a groin procedure, and will delay the start to his season until October.
Johannsson’s club team AZ Alkmaar announced that the procedure on Friday was successful.
The 23-year-old had ankle surgery for a lingering problem back in July which was set to keep him from starting his season for a few weeks, but this will push the start of his 2014/15 club season even further.
He will also definitely miss the USMNT friendly against the Czech Republic on September 3, for which his status was already iffy.
Johannsson had the same groin surgery back in 2012, while playing in the Danish league, the club said in their release.
The injury is a serious blow for his Dutch club, who was hoping to have their leading scorer back for key fixtures like Hereenveen on September 13, FC Twente on October 5, and PSV Eindhoven on October 18, but it seems he will definitely miss the first one and will be in a fitness race for the other two.
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