25-Year-Old Forward Aston Villa Premier
Kozak (leg) is progressing nicely through the rehab process but a return to the field before the season starts in mid-August seems doubtful, Sky News reports.
Kozak broke his leg in January, which of course ended his season early, and is threatening to delay his 2014-15 campaign. While manager Paul Lambert is pleased with Kozak's progress, he still thinks that it'd be a bit optimistic to hope for a return before the new EPL season starts. Fellow forward Christian Benteke (Achilles) will also be sidelined at the start of the season, so guys like Gabriel Agbonlahor and Andreas Weimann will have a chance for extended time on the pitch.