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Kotoko's Frimpong injury not as serious as feared, defender suffered just contusion of muscle

Amos Frimpong being conveyed to hospital by emergency works at the Baba Yara Stadium on Wednesday

Amos Frimpong being conveyed to hospital by emergency works at the Baba Yara Stadium on Wednesday. Photograph: Asante Kotoko official website

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson

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Asante Kotoko defender Amos Frimpong not did break his legs as initially feared but just suffered a swelling of his leg muscle, medical doctors have confirmed.

The 24-year-old could resume training in a matter of weeks.

“He has suffered a contusion (swelling) of the muscle as a result of the violent contact on him. With medication, the pain will be cleared off in no time to enable him start playing,” Team Doctor Kwaku Boateng revealed.

It was feared the former B/A United defender had broken both legs after an Edmund Owusu Ansah double-stamp tackle during Kotoko’s 1-0 home defeat against Heart of Lions on Wednesday.

The initial news exaggerating the gravity of the injury focused Owusu Ansah, a former Asante Kotoko captain to telephone the defender to render an apology for his tackle.

A recent string of horrendous tackles in the local league is causing concerns with many calling on the GFA’s disciplinary wing to begin punishing players for bad tackles during games. Kabiru Moro’s tackle on Hearts of Oak midfielder Emmanuel Hayford drew widespread public criticism.

Frimpong is expected to return to training early next week.

“We will be doing a review of his case on Friday and I am sure he will be fit by then to join his colleagues,” Dr Boateng added.

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