Out of favour Aston Villa striker Libor Kozak’s injury misery has continued with the player undergoing an operation on an ankle injury according to the Birmingham Mail.

The 27-year-old Czech striker has endured a difficult time at Villa Park since joining the club from Italian side Lazio in September 2013 for a transfer fee of over £6 million.

The player has made just 22 appearances for Villa and has netted four goals in almost three-and-a-half years with the club. Kozak has not appeared for Villa since the club’s 3-1 defeat at Bristol City in August and the striker was expected to move on during last month’s transfer window but no deal was forthcoming.

After picking up numerous injuries and being frozen out of the side during his disastrous spell at Villa Park, it has now been revealed that Kozak is suffering with an ankle injury and the player will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery on the problem. The striker’s latest blow means that Kozak will almost definitely never play for Villa again with the player’s contract coming to an end in the summer.

Kozak started his career in his homeland with Czech National Football League outfit Opava before moving to the Italian Serie A to join Lazio. The player spent over five years at the Stadio Olimpico scoring 22 goals for the club in 80 appearances. Despite arriving at Aston Villa with a good reputation, the player’s Villa career has never took off and Kozak is destined for the exit door this summer.

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