Date: 3rd April 2019 at 3:35pm
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Walsall Afghanistan international winger Maz Kouhyar has today been ruled out for up to ten months with a ruptured ACL ligament in his knee.

He made his professional debut in August 2016, in a 2–0 defeat to Chesterfield, replacing Kieron Morris as a substitute.

He scored his first goal for Walsall in an EFL Trophy tie against Grimsby Town on 30th August 2016.

On 9 December he signed a new contract with Walsall until the summer of 2019. I would imagine the club will extend his deal which is due to expire this summer and keep him under rehabilitation during his injury like we did with Korey Roberts.

Kouhyar has played five times for the Saddlers this season scoring one goal against Middlesbrough Under 21’s in the Checkatrade Trophy.

Kouhyar has made thirty-one appearances for the Saddlers scoring three goals.

In October 2016, he received his first call-up to the Afghanistan senior side for the friendly against Malaysia While he was on international duty with the national team, he picked up an injury which cost him a minimum of three months without playtime and required knee surgery. Kouhyar made his formal debut for Afghanistan in a friendly 2–0 loss to  Oman on 30 August 2017.

Everyone at Vital Walsall wishes Maz a full and speedy recovery.