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2014 World Cup: Ghana defender Schlupp's injury not serious as feared, set for quick return

Published on: 21 April 2014
Jeffrey Schlupp

Leicester City defender Jeff Schlupp is still in the hunt for a place in Ghana's squad for the 2014 World Cup after tests revealed that the knee injury he suffered is not as serious as initially feared.

Despite being given the hope for a quick return the left-back won't be available for their Championship clash with Bolton on Tuesday when they can seal the title.

Schlupp had to be helped off the field during City’s 1-0 victory over QPR on Saturday after injuring his knee.

The left-back had a scan, which came back better than first feared, but City boss Nigel Pearson confirmed he had no intention of risking him tomorrow.

“It doesn’t appear to be as bad as we thought. He still went to have a scan. Hopefully he won’t be (out for) too long,” said Pearson at Monday’s press conference.

“I’m not even going to contemplate him being involved. But he’s in good spirits. Paul Konchesky is fit so that’s good from that perspective.”

Schlupp could gatecrash Ghana's World Cup as he is one of the players being monitored by coach Kwesi Appiah


This article has 4 comment(s), give your comment
  • paul says:
    April 21, 2014 07:30 pm
    I want to see this guy play as a defender in one of our friendlies so we all can see and decide the way forward...
  • Adebayo says:
    April 21, 2014 11:37 pm
    Paul Konchesky is an experienced left back who has featured for both Fulham and Liverpool in the premiership. That he is deputy to Schlupp at Leicester speaks volumes for the youngster!
  • Ken says:
    April 22, 2014 02:17 am
    You are right. It's all up to AA to have confidence in Schlupp and call him. A very strong, determined and fearless player. A defender/striker is not easy to find.
  • Benito says:
    April 22, 2014 01:29 pm
    I haven't watched this guy play but the strong push for his inclusion is making a case for him and shouldn't fall on deaf ears.