By Ameenu Shardow
Ghana defender David Addy has escaped a lengthy injury layoff after doctors cleared him to begin slight training on Monday.
The 22-year-old was initially feared to have suffered a muscle tear in his left thigh during FC Porto’s pre-season tour of Switzerland earlier this week.
The left-back was thus forced to sit out Porto’s 2-0 win over Servette in Wednesday’s pre-season friendly played at Carouge.
Subsequent tests on the injury however revealed the 2009 U-20 World Cup winner only suffered a fibre strain and not a tear.
He will therefore be out for an estimated two weeks but have been already given permission to start running by Monday.
Addy was making giant strides towards winning a regular spot in Vitor Pereira’s team after a string of impressive displays in pre-season before suffering the injury setback.
He returns to the Portuguese champions this term following a successful loan spell in Greece with Panetolikos where he made 25 appearances and scored three goals.
The news doesn’t only come as a relief to the player but also a boost to Ghana as the Black Stars prepare to take on Malawi in the final 2013 Nations Cup qualifier in September.