Libor Kozak ruled out for season

Libor Kozak ruled out for season
© Getty Images
Aston Villa confirm that striker Libor Kozak is out for the rest of the season following an ankle operation.

Aston Villa striker Libor Kozak has been ruled out for the rest of the season, the club has confirmed.

The 27-year-old joined the Villans from Lazio in a £7m deal in September 2013 but suffered a broken leg four months later and has struggled for fitness ever since.

The Czech Republic international has made just 22 appearances for the Midlands side and is now likely to leave the club when his contract expires this summer.

"He has had an ankle operation and he's out for the rest of the season," Villa boss Steve Bruce told reporters today. "To be honest with you he's had a really bad time.

"It's a shame because he's been hit by so many injuries. He's a good player but he's out of contract in the summer."

Kozak's last appearance for the club came as a substitute in a 3-1 loss at Bristol City on August 27.

Then Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo on the touchline on November 20, 2012
Read Next:
Di Matteo: 'We need another striker'
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

1Wolverhampton WanderersWolves1282221111026
2Cardiff CityCardiff127321710724
3Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd128041610624
4Bristol City125612011921
5Preston North EndPreston12561158721
6Leeds UnitedLeeds126241812620
7Aston Villa125431712519
8Norwich CityNorwich125431214-219
10Ipswich TownIpswich116052017318
12Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds124441614216
13Derby CountyDerby114431513216
14Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest125071521-615
15Queens Park RangersQPR123541516-114
16Hull City123452320313
21Birmingham CityBirmingham12327819-1111
22Burton Albion12246623-1710
24Bolton WanderersBolton12129623-175