Jonathon Kodjia has given Aston Villa a massive boost after posting a couple of videos on his personal Instagram of him training once again meaning he could return earlier from his injury than first thought.
The striker broke his ankle in the 1-0 defeat to Blackburn Rovers in the final game of the season. He had an operation on May 4th and manager Steve Bruce feared he could be out of action for as long as six months.
Kodjia impressed last season following his £10.97million (according to transfermarkt.co.uk) from Bristol City by scoring 19 league goals for Villa. He has quickly become a fans favourite but not just for his impressive performances in Claret and blue.
The 27-year-old often communicates with fans on both his personal Twitter and Instagram and states how lucky he is to be playing for Aston Villa.
Kodjia continues to work with his personal trainer but it is vitally important that we don’t expect too much too soon. The last thing anyone wants is his returning earlier than he is ready for and picking up a further injury.
Other injury news
This comes on the back of further good news on the injury front for Steve Bruce. Former Basel midfielder Birkir Bjarnason made his comeback to football this weekend just gone when he played 81 minutes for Iceland.
He was close to a return before the end of the season but the Villa medical team felt it was best not to rush him back. Bjarnason is now expected to link up with the rest of the first team when they return to pre-season training next month.
Australian international, Mile Jedinak is also expected to be ready for a pre-season return. The midfielder who impressed at Villa Park last season was dropped from Australia’s Confederation Cup squad due to groin issues.
However, Socceroos manager Ange Postecoglou has put on record that they felt it was in the best interest of the player if he had a prolonged break so he is fit and ready for the next twelve months.