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Aston Villa Suffer Blow As Striker Ruled Out For Rest of Season With Broken Leg

Libor Kozak Aston Villa Suffer Blow As Striker Ruled Out For Rest of Season With Broken Leg

Aston Villa have suffered a blow as striker Libor Kozak has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a broken leg. The Czech striker broke his leg during training today.

In December, Kozak made five appearances for the Villans, scoring twice. So far this season, he had scored four goals in 14 appearances.

While Aston Villa’s performances have been poor in recent weeks, Kozak had been able to step in and help Villa out given that Christian Benteke has been nowhere near the form he was in last season.

The big question for Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner now is whether the club decides to pick up another striker in the window, or try to make do with what they have. The decision could have a huge impact on Aston Villa’s survival hopes this season.

Editor’s note: For the latest Villans news, analysis and opinion, visit the Aston Villa team page.

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About Christopher Harris

Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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