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2014 World Cup: crocked Ghana defender Akaminko hopes to make quick return

Jerry Akaminko

Jerry Akaminko down and out, hopes to return sooner than later

By Patrick Akoto

Injured Ghana defender Jerry Akaminko hopes to return to the pitch quicker-than-expected.

The 26-year-old has undergone a successful operation on his ankle after he suffered the injury during the international friendly defeat against the Netherlands two weeks ago.

The Eski?ehirspor strong centre-back has been painfully ruled of the World Cup as he is estimated to be out for at least three months.

But the Turkish-based defender is confident he will return to the pitch a much-stronger player and quicker than required.

“God knows best. Everything happen for a reason and so I’m not perturbed at all,” he said

“I will return soon. I believe I will not be sidelined for too long.

“For now I don’t want to disclose how long it will take for me to be fully fit.

“I’m in consultation with my doctors and at the right time, I will let my fans know how long I will stay at home.”

Akaminko has been a pillar for the Africans in recent times and was expected to be a key player for the side until he suffered the late, late setback.

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