Ghana FA confirms Ayew's injury but wants Black Stars' medical team assessment
By Ameenu Shardow
The Ghana FA has confirmed news of Andre Ayew’s injury but wants the player in camp for the Black Stars’ medical team to assess the problem.
The Ghana international suffered a hamstring injury in training with Olympique Marseille on Wednesday.
Ayew has been ruled out for an initial five days but the uncertainty surrounding a hamstring injury makes him a major doubt for the 2013 Nations Cup.
The Ghana FA however wants the 23-year-old to report to the Black Stars camp in Abu Dhabi by Saturday for the team’s medical department to access his injury.
“We received a letter with a medical report from Marseille over the injury of Andre Ayew,” GFA spokesman Ibrahim Sannie-Daara told Asempa FM.
“We have responded to Marseille’s letter where we expressed regret over the injury.
“Marseille have requested they keep the player until January 9th but the FIFA regulation has its deadline for foreign players to be released for the tournament on Saturday.
“But we have also informed them that we would want the player by this deadline for our medical team to access his injury.
“As you know Abu Dhabi has advanced medical facilities so we are sure we can have the best medical treatment for the player.”
Ayew’s injury comes in the wake of the unfortunate injury of Yahaya Mohammed who has been ruled out of the 2013 Nations Cup after picking a groin injury.