According to reports from the Birmingham Mail, star striker Jonathan Kodjia could make a quicker than anticipated return from injury.
Many of Aston Villa’s expensive recruits failed to justify their huge price tags last season but one player who can be considered an exception is striker Jonathan Kodjia.
The Ivory Coast international arrived at Villa from Bristol City for around £11million and he more than repaid the club by scoring an impressive 19 goals in 36 Championship appearances for the struggling side.
As a result, Kodjia was able to win over the fans with his exploits in front of goal and the club faithful was certainly left fearing the worst after the attacker broke his ankle against Blackburn Rovers during Villa’s penultimate game of the season.
It was feared that the time that the injury would result in Kodjia being ruled out for at least six months, meaning he would be unavailable till October but the Birmingham Mail have reported encouraging news regarding the striker’s recovery process.
Claims have been made that Kodjia is making a faster than anticipated recover and is edging closer to rejoining the first team group after stepping up his recovery at Bodymoor Heath on Thursday.
The prolific striker is unlikely to be featuring during Villa’s Championship opener against Hull next month but he is unlikely to be ruled out till October and this update should serve as music to the ears of the fans.
Updating the fans on his recovery, Kodjia recently posted the following message on social media website Twitter,
— The Religion – AVFC (@AVFC_Religion) July 22, 2017
Don’t want to put a time on it but on good way to recovery now.. Thanks for asking
— Jonathan Kodjia (@J_Kodjia) July 23, 2017