Ghana midfielder Michael Essien expects quick return from latest injury setback
By Ameenu Shardow
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Ghana midfielder Michael Essien believes he can make a quicker than expected recovery from his latest injury setback – allaying concerns over his fitness with barely two months to the 2014 World Cup.
The 31-year-old is said to have suffered a thigh injury while training with his Italian club AC Milan.
Essien is expected to be out for an estimated two-week period and joins fellow Ghanaian teammate Sulley Muntari who is also out on the Milan sidelines for the same estimated duration.
But the former Chelsea midfield enforcer believes he will make a quicker and stronger recovery ahead of his expected date of return.
“I will be back soon,” he told GHANAsoccernet.com through an intermediary.
Essien’s very short-term injury has excited many Ghanaians who expect the established defensive midfielder to be named in the Black Stars squad for June’s World Cup in Brazil.
The ex Real Madrid loanee missed the last finals four years ago in South Africa through injury and will be desperate to presumably make a final bow at the world showpiece this term.