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Libor Kozak

25-Year-Old Forward     Aston Villa  Premier


Czech Republic

STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Back    EST. RETURN:  Unknown
Birthdate:  May 30, 1989    Birthplace:  Opava, Czech Republic
Nationality:  Czech Republic    Height:  6' 4"    Weight:  185 lbs    

May 14, 2015    Libor Kozak News

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Kozak suffered a back injury during his rehab from a knee ailment, and is unlikely to return in the season-finale May 24 against Burnley.

Given the long absence, Kozak wasn't likely to make much of an impact this season anyway, and he'll look to the 2015/16 campaign to fight for a starting job.

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Libor Kozak: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

October 2, 2014

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Kozak suffered a setback during his rehab from a broken leg and was forced into a second surgery that took place Wednesday.

The Czech striker hasn't appeared in any matches for Aston Villa this season but was close to a comeback from a broken leg suffered back in January. A second procedure Wednesday involved putting a pin in his leg, so a comeback in the near future seems unlikely.

July 25, 2014

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Kozak (leg) is currently able to do light training activities, but he's still expected to miss the beginning of the EPL season, the Birmingham Mail reports.

The fact that Kozak is participating in practice means that he might not be sidelined for long. If healthy, Kozak would be at the forefront of Villa's offensive attack. Instead, fellow teammates Gabriel Agbonlahor, Andreas Weimann and Darren Bent will serve as the team's major threats to score.

June 2, 2014

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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.

January 2, 2014

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Kozak suffered a broken leg in training Thursday, and he will miss the rest of the 2013-14 Premier League season, Goal.com reports.

Kozak had performed relatively well for Villa in his first season since moving from Lazio last summer. With his season done with, Villa will look for Christian Benteke to find his old form, as well as improved performances from Gabriel Agbonlahor and Andreas Weimann.

December 22, 2013

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Kozak scored in the 66th minute of Aston Villa's 1-2 loss to Stoke City on Saturday.

Kozak's goal was his fourth this season, including two in his last three games. The recent scoring bump comes at a good time for Villa, who could be without Christian Benteke in a few upcoming matches due to a nagging knee injury.

December 19, 2013

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Kozak came on in the 78th minute of last weekend's match against Manchester United.

Kozak was questionable for the match due to a toe injury, which ultimately allowed him to make an appearance off the bench. He appears fit enough to go from now on and should be available for Saturday's Premier League match against Stoke City.

December 9, 2013

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Kozak could miss Sunday's Premier League match against Manchester United due to his toe injury, Sky Sports reports.

Kozak was held out of last weekend's loss to Fulham with the injury, which he sustained last Wednesday against Southampton. It's unclear when he'll be able to return at this point, which makes his short-term fantasy value very cloudy.