Bundesliga: Hannover's Didier Ya Konan out for the rest of the year
Hannover's Didier Ya Konan has been ruled out for the rest of the year after undergoing surgery on an ankle injury.
Last Updated: 07/10/13 2:32pm
The 29-year-old, who suffered the injury in Friday's 1-1 Bundesliga draw with Hertha Berlin, had an operation in Basel on Monday, his club announced.
Hannover added in a statement on their website: "Ya Konan will return to Hannover shortly after appropriate aftercare on site.
"Following the operation and the extensive rehabilitation, he will be out for a long time and not play again in the Bundesliga before the winter break."
The loss of the Ivory Coast international is a blow to Hannover, have had an impressive start to the season. They lie fifth in the table after eight games.