Aston Villa goalkeeper Nyland has been ruled out until the end of the season.
Orjan Nyland has posted on Twitter to inform Aston Villa fans that he has undergone successful surgery on his ruptured achilles injury that will keep him sidelined for the rest of the season.
The 28-year-old suffered the injury in training on December 30, which will come at the worst possible time for the Norway international as he was beginning to pick up a bit of form.
Just days before, Nyland had produced an incredible penalty save to deny Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony from the spot – helping Villa to hold onto a 1-0 win over Graham Potter’s side.
New signing Lovre Kalinic is now expected to come in after completing a move from Belgian side Gent, while Nyland will miss the entire second half of the 2018-19 campaign. He posted on Twitter after going under the knife.
Happy New Year! Surgery went well, special thanks to Prof James Calder and his team for looking after me ⚕️I’ll be back stronger and better than ever before #ØHN1 @FortiusClinicUK @… https://t.co/CvTm1F48QC— Ørjan H. Nyland (@OrjanHNyland1) January 3, 2019
Nyland had been in questionable form for Villa since joining the club from German outfit Ingolstadt in the summer, managing just six clean sheets in 23 Championship matches. He has conceded 34 goals.
His form has seen Villa buy a new goalkeeper in Croatia World Cup stopper Kalinic, meanwhile Nyland’s injury has also seen Jed Steer recalled from his loan spell at League One side Charlton Athletic.