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.

Sign in with:  
Sign in to comment