Anxious await for Ghana as defender Jeffrey Schlupp undergoes scan on knee injury

Ghana winger Jeffrey Schlupp has undergone a scan on his knee injury to know if he will be fit for the Africa Cup of Nations.

The Leicester City player picked up the injury during his their 2-2 draw with Liverpool in the English Premier League on New Year’s Day when he snatched the equalizer.

But Schlupp was named in Avram Grant’s provisional 26-man squad to begin camping in Seville, Spain.

Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson has said the player’s participation “depends on the results of the scan”.

“But our priority is our player,” Pearson continued on the club website.

“We’ll do what we need to do in terms of rehab, and if he goes and plays in the tournament, then that’s all well and good for him, if he doesn’t and he has to stay behind, then fine.

“It’s one of those where first and foremost, if he picks an injury up while he’s playing for us, then we’ll make sure we take the steps that we need to take to make sure that his welfare is put top of the list.”

The 2015 Africa Cup of Nations will run from for the 17 January to 8 February finals in Equatorial Guinea.