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EXCLUSIVE: Bertrand Traoré Returns To Aston Villa After Ankle Injury

Bertrand Traore has traveled to England for a possible ankle surgery after suffering an injury while playing for Burkina Faso last Saturday night.

The 25-year-old has returned to his English Premier League side Aston Villa, a club that he joined in September last year from French Ligue One side Lyon.

Burkina Faso said Traore suffered an ankle ligament injury in the Stallions’ 1-2 loss to Ivory Coast in an international friendly played past Saturday.

Burkina Faso’s next game will be against Morocco on Saturday and it will be played at Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat.

Traore enjoyed a decent first season at Villa Park after putting in a handful of eye-catching displays on the left side of the Aston Villa attack.

He participated in 36 matches for the West Midlands outfit last term, netting seven goals and providing three assists in all competitions.

It’s worth noting that Traoré ended the season in fine form, scoring twice and providing two assists in his final six Premier League appearances of the campaign.

Traore  made his debut for the Burkina Faso senior national team in September 2011 in a friendly match against Equatorial Guinea, and has  59 caps for the Stallions with 12 goals.

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