Ivorian star Kodjia's ankle could require surgery

Ivorian star Kodjia's ankle could require surgery
Jonathan Kodjia

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Thursday May 04, 2017. 16:00

English Championship side Aston Villa have indicated that Ivory Coast international Jonathan Kodjia could be out until next season.

The striker sustained a broken ankle during Villa's 1-0 defeat to Blackburn Rovers in a league match at the Ewood Park last weekend.

Villa have since released the following statements about the 27-year-old forward:

"Jonathan Kodjia has suffered a broken ankle. He picked up the injury in the 1-0 defeat to Blackburn this past weekend, a statement read.

"Kodjia will now visit a specialist in Europe this week for further tests," another statement read.

"The injury will likely require surgery which could then rule the striker out of pre-season and the start of next season," a statement concluded.

Kodjia has had a good season in front of goal for Villa in the current 2016/17 campaign - scoring 19 goals in 36 league appearances.

He's likely to miss Ivory Coast's 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Guinea on the 9th of June 2017.



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