Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up
NBCSports Header Logo

USMNT’s Johannsson to miss start of Bundesliga season as hip ailment lingers

Germany Soccer Bremen Johansson

Bundesliga soccer club Werder Bremen’s new striker Aron Johannsson speaks during a press converence in Bremen, Germany, Wednesday Aug. 5, 2015. Werder Bremen has signed United States striker Aron Johannsson from the Dutch club AZ Alkmaar. The Bundesliga club says Johannsson signed a four-year contract. (Carmen Jaspersen/dpa via AP)


Aron Johannsson’s problematic hip kept him from eight months of his first season at Werder Bremen, and is lingering into next season.

Johannsson, 25, scored twice in six Bundesliga matches after moving to Bremen from AZ Alkmaar last summer.

[ MORE: Top 10 PL matches to watch this year ]

But it’s been day-by-day and week-by-week stretching into month-by-month, and now it’s going to be even longer. translated a German report on our favorite Icelandic-Alabaman:

“He will get all the time he needs, but he won’t be able to take part in the preseason,” Baumann told local paper Kreiszeitung. “He naturally plays a role in our squad planning, although we know that he won’t be there for the start of the season.”

“We have a lot of patience. He will certainly help us long-term. But an exact prognosis [when he will return] is really difficult. It’s not a fracture or a tear,” Baumann continued. “It’s not an easy situation for Aron.”

Johannsson has four goals and 19 caps for the USMNT, and was close to a breakthrough on that international stage. Let’s hope that hip finds its way back to a healthy place.

Follow @NicholasMendola