Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan suffered an injury scare ahead of his much-anticipated debut in the Turkish top-flight on Monday with what looked like a waist injury when warming up for the game against giants Galatasaray.
The new Kayserispor attacker who was seeking to make an immediate impact in in Turkey following his arrival last month, clutched the left side of his waist as he was warming up on the pitch.
The action sparked immense worry among supporters of Kayserispor who had traveled the long distance to watch the Ghana ace make his debut in Istanbul.
Club medics rushed to give him treatment which enabled him to continue to warm up ahead of the game against the giants of Turkish football.
Gyan started the match despite the obvious pain which showed that the injury might not be serious as initially feared.
The striker was is set to prove his credentials to a new audience today as he makes his Turkey league debut with Kayserispor tonight.
Gyan, 31, has hit the ground running since joining Kayserispor on two-year deal last month with an impressive showing in pre-season.
The Ghana international has impressed in pre-season, scoring three goals to send a clear message to Turkish fans ahead of his debut campaign in the country.
Gyan, who has achieved a lot in his career with three World Cup appearances, is seeking to prove to the Turkish audience that his performances at both club and country level is not a fluke.
The platform to face Galatasaray is the biggest opportunity for the Ghana attacker to prove his worth to the Turkish fans.