Aron Johannsson out for Bremen until next season; USMNT participation up in air

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Aron Johannsson’s first season at Werder Bremen has ended with two goals and six total appearances.

That’s not because he couldn’t get off the bench, though, rather that the 25-year-old Icelandic-Alabaman striker hasn’t been able to stay healthy.

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Werder Bremen says Johannsson won’t play again this season, and that he won’t be in the lineup until the start of next season.

From werder.de/en:

“These is still no precise date for my return to the team. We are trying to think day by day, week by week, and are weighing up every day what programme will work best for me.” However, it seems that a return to Bundesliga action may only be possible in time for the start of next season.

Whether that means he’ll be available for the United States men’s national team for this summer’s Copa America Centenario is another story.

“Week by week” doesn’t rule out participation this summer, but his health has been a major downer not for himself, Bremen and the Yanks. U.S. manager Jurgen Klinsmann has been without many of his young striking options, and it seems he’ll be down at least one this summer.