Ya Konan out until 2014 after surgery
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Hanover 96's Ivory Coast striker Didier Ya Konan underwent surgery on the left ankle he injured in Friday's 1-1 Bundesliga draw with Hertha Berlin, his club reported today.

With a lengthy recovery time in prospect the 29-year-old forward is not expected to return to action until next year, after the German league's traditional winter break.

Ya Konan, who joined Hanover in 2009 on a three-year-deal, was already forced to miss the opening two games of the season due to injury.