Ahead of tomorrow’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Mozambique, Shanghai SIPG forward Asamoah Gyan suffered a thigh injury in training which could rule him out of the game.
The Black Stars Captain had completed all training sessions with the team but pulled out of the final phase early and was immediately rushed to the hospital for further tests.
Interestingly, Gyan’s elder brother Baffour, an ex-Ghana international striker, came from the stands to talk to him before he was taken away from the pitch by the medical staff with his thigh wrapped in a pack of ice which left the technical worried on the prospect of losing a very key member of the team.
“Gyan sustained what initially appeared to be a significant injury to his left thigh. However, the tests have revealed that Gyan suffered a sprain on his hamstring,” a statement of the Ghana FA official website read.
“The Ghana medical team will continue to monitor the Black Stars captain and an update will be provided if necessary.”
The injury looks to be a reoccurring one as the forward has been struggling with a thigh problem in recent weeks which saw him miss Shanghai SIPG’s Asian Champions League win over Suwon Bluewings earlier this month.
The Mambas of Mozambique are yet to win or draw a game in the AFCON qualifiers as they have lost their two previous games to Rwanda and Mauritius and will hope to cost an upset against Ghana at the Accra Sports Stadium.