AZ Alkmaar’s American striker Aron Johannsson is set to miss the start of the Eredivisie season as he undergoes ankle surgery later this month.

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johannsson adJohannsson made one appearance for his country during the tournament, as a substitute after he came on for the former AZ player Jozy Altidore against Ghana.

The 23 year old earned a spot in his country’s World cup squad having scored 26 goals in a breakthrough season for him. The goals also helped him earn a contract extension till 2018.

According to the club the striker was struggling with the injury prior to the world cup and the surgery means he will be out for 6-8 weeks.

The Cheese Farmers begin their season when they visit Heracles Almelo on 9th August.

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