Mubarak Wakaso’s injury is not as serious as initially feared though he is being taking to hospital for further examination.
The Ghana midfielder injured his knee in the 1-0 win over Mali on Thursday.
Wakaso was feared to have either broken a bone or ruptured ligaments in his left-knee.
The Espanyol player indeed hobbled off the stadium after the game with a heavy ice strapping on his injured knee.
Fears have however been allayed as the Ghana FA confirmed the player’s injury is not serious though an MRI test is required to measure the extent of damage done to the knee.
“It is not as serious as initially feared, we thought he had broken a bone but the team doctor (Baba Adamu) is telling us there is no broken bone,” Ghana FA spokesman Ibrahim Sannie-Daara said at a press conference on Friday.
“He (team doctor) was supposed to have joined us (for the press conference) but he is taking the player to the hospital for an MRI to determine the extent of his injury.”
The news comes as a massive relief to Ghana’s chances at the Nations Cup since Wakaso has emerged highly key to the Black Stars success in South Africa.
The hard-tackler will however anyway miss Ghana’s final Group B game against Niger for picking up a second consecutive yellow card in the win over Mali.