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Aron Johannsson to miss start of 2016-17 season due to injury

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Aron Johannsson’s nagging injuries will cause him to miss even more time for Werder Bremen this fall.

Werder Bremen CEO Frank Bauman says that the U.S. Men’s National Team forward will miss the start of the 2016-17 campaign due to a nagging hip injury. Bauman said that Johannsson’s issues are “not an easy situation” while stressing patience from both fans and the 25-year-old forward.

“We can not count on him in the preparation,” Bauman said, “even if it means missing the start of the season.

“To provide a prognosis is quite difficult,” Bauman added, ¬†“because it is not a crack or break.”

In total, Johannsson made just six appearances for the Bundesliga club last season, scoring a pair of goals. The season was derailed in October when Johannsson was initially diagnosed with¬†nerve irritation in his right hip before undergoing surgery in late October. Johannsson’s most recent game came on September 22 in a match that saw the USMNT forward score a goal.

What do you make of the Johannson news? Concerns over his future?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. While I hope he makes a full recovery and is able to get back to a high level of play for club and country the USMNT does have a number of forwards who are on the brink of emerging as quality options.
    Wood: Did very well in B2 last season, is stepping up to B1 this year and is showing well at the Copa. Still needs to mature a bit (stop retaliating), but is on the right track.
    Pulisic: A quick, creative, technical attacker who can play forward or wide midfield. Needs experience but will advance quickly this coming season.
    Rubin: Foot injury derailed him last year, but look for him to make serious strides this coming season in Holland.
    Green: Needs a transfer or a loan deal to get first team minutes, but has a lot of raw talent.
    Manneh: Speedy winger who could contribute in a number of formations. Likely to be next find out of Camp Cup Cake.
    Zardes: Speed, Size, and determination. All he really lacks is the technical 1st touch to take him to the next level.
    Morris: Fast physical forward very similar to Wood. Needs experience, but is off to a decent start to his career. Like Zardes needs to work on his technical side a bit more.
    Gyau: Another speedy winger with technical ability and creativity. He’ll most likely need a loan to get 1st team minutes…but if he stays healthy he’d be a welcome addition back to the team.
    Perez & Wright: likely to soon for these 2, but they shouldn’t be ignored either. I expect them to make a late push towards the 2018 WC.

    With Dempsey, Jozy, & Johannsson still likely in the mix if they are able to get/stay healthy than we have the makings of a potentially very dangerous attack. I’m more concerned with the depth at outside defense than I am with attackers.

    • I see big things for Wright, he had 5 goals in 5 game for the u17 schalke and I know another young kid that killed it for another u17 club that climbed up to the first team. The u17 world cup did not show his true quality.

      • Not to be to much of conspiracy theorist but I wonder if Wright had known about the move for awhile and knew he just had to not get hurt.

  2. This injury honestly scares the crap out of me, its a hip injury (which are so hard to heal), combined with a nerve problem (which are unbelievably unpredictable)

  3. Sorry for him, I think he really appreciated playing for the US. Sounds like he might have the type of injury that just never gets better. Too bad, guy had a lot of talent.

  4. Yeah this is certainly a concern. Hips are a funny thing, good thing it’s not a break but all the same he may never be the same player but fingers crossed for a full recovery for the Iceman

  5. We need this guy to get better. Soon. I’d much rather see him than Altidore. I think the current striker rotation in the Copa – minus Wondo, of course – is what we’ve got going forward, but he’s a much more technical and consistent striker as opposed to Altidore. There’s a reason this guy was breaking into the B1 and it’s because he’s very good, and was just starting to emerge for us as well. He’s also got the energy to track back, meaning he can play outside forward in a true 4-3-3, which allows you to tuck Bobby Wood in…and it also allows you to play Clint Dempsey off the bench in a Miroslav Klose role, which is what I think he’s going to be doing in a couple years.

    AJ was a bigger loss than a lot of people realize. B1 strikers do not exactly fall off a trees and he was a legit one.


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