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By FRANCO PANIZO
From the World Cup to the sidelines.
AZ Alkmaar announced on Friday that U.S. Men’s National Team forward Aron Johannsson is expected to undergo ankle surgery some time later this month and will spend 6-8 weeks on the shelves as a result. It is unclear whether the 23-year-old Johannsson sustained the knock at the World Cup or if it is related to the ankle problem he had trouble with at the end of AZ’s 2013-14 season.
The time frame for recovery means Johannsson will miss the start of the upcoming Eredivisie campaign regardless of when he has the surgery.
Johannsson made one appearance in four games at the World Cup for the U.S., coming off the bench to replace an injured Jozy Altidore and playing 67 minutes in the Americans’ 2-1 victory over Ghana on June 16. Fellow forward Chris Wondolowski was chosen as a substitute ahead of Johannsson in matches against Portugal and Belgium.
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