KENYA BROWN - Friday, May 4, 2018
Forward Aron Johannsson's season has ended as German Bundesliga team Werder Bremen announced that he suffered an ankle injury.
The news, which was announced on Wednesday, came as the 27-year-old was earning his way back into the first team after he was way down the pecking order. According to reports, he suffered a ligament injury in training with Bremen in early April.
It has been a difficult time for Icelandic-born American at Bremen since signing for the team in August 2015 from AZ Alkmaar of the Dutch Eredivisie. After making his debut and playing regularly, he underwent hip surgery in October of that year. It was expected he would be out for a few weeks but was later ruled out for the rest of the season.
Fully recovered by the 2016-2017 season, Johannsson made his return to the first team, but then found his playing time reduced when Bremen decided to fire head coach Viktor Skrypnyk and replace him with Alexander Nouri.
After being frozen out of the team for half of this season, the forward would go on to earn his way back into the first team and score his first goal since September 2016 in Werder Bremen's 2-2 tie with Borussia Monchengladbach.
Bremen has maintained their status in the Bundesliga for next season.