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Asamoah Gyan: I’m in pain and don’t know the extent of injury

Asamoah Gyan

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Ghana star and captain Asamoah Gyan will go through medical tests on Thursday to figure out the extent of the injury he sustained against Egypt.

Egypt defeated Ghana 1-0 in their last group stage round in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday. Gyan was replaced by Jordan Ayew after he went down with a groin injury during his 99th international appearance.

MRI scans will show whether the 2010 BBC African Footballer of the Year will be able to take part in Ghana’s next encounter against DR Congo in the quarter-finals of the AFCON on Sunday.

“I felt a stretch in my adductor, so I don’t know the extent of the injury,” said the 31-year-old striker. “I am in pain right now. I will see the doctor on Thursday and we will go for the MRI and then we can decide the extent of the injury.”

Gyan, the all-time national team leading goalscorer who was looking to score his 50th goal with Ghana, blamed the pitch for his injury and said that he was warning his teammates about it. “The pitches have been frustrating. I earlier told my players to be wary of muscle injuries because of the poor pitches and here I am a victim,” he added.

The Black Stars will travel to Oyem to play their quarter-final match against DR Congo on Sunday.

In addition to being a hardcore football fan, Abdelrahman is a communications enthusiast who works in marketing, advertising, content creation and PR.

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