Ghana utility player Yahaya Mohammed has been ruled out of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations due to a groin injury.
The Amidaus Professional attacker suffered the recurring injury and has been examined by the Black Stars medical staff.
Yahaya will be out for between three to four weeks which means he will not be able to recover in time for the competition in South Africa.
“It’s a huge blow for the team, especially me. He has been in very good form and I was looking forward to working with him,” Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah said.
“The medical team will follow his recovery and I expect him to get well soon. He will be considered again once he returns to full fitness.”
Black Stars will depart for the training camp in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
Ghana have been drawn in Group B where they will face DR Congo, Mali and Niger.