AZ striker Aron Johannsson is set to undergo surgery on his ankle now that his World Cup campaign with the U.S. national team has come to an end.
The 23-year-old featured in the opening 2-1 win over Ghana as a first-half substitute for the injured Jozy Altidore. Johannsson failed to make any further appearances in the tournament, and a statement on AZ's official website Friday confirmed he was to undergo the procedure.
"Aron Johannsson will this month have surgery on his ankle," it read. "The striker suffered for a while with the complaint to the joint. Johannsson is expected to be out of action for six to eight weeks."
The news comes as a blow to AZ, which was indebted to Johannsson's 17 league goals for its eighth-place finish in Eredivisie last season.