Asamoah out of action for 45 days – Ghana WC qualifiers in doubt

Ghana midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah is expected to be out of action for more than seven weeks after suffering right knee injury in the 1-0 win over Palermo on Saturday.

Scans revealed that Ghanaian Asamoah had ruptured his meniscus cartilage, the club said in a statement on Sunday.

“The extent of the injuries sustained by Daniele Rugani and Kwadwo Asamoah were clarified following medical examinations today.

“The tests revealed that Asamoah has ruptured the meniscus cartilage, while Rugani has strained the lateral collateral ligament, both in the right knee.

“The former is expected to undergo surgery with both players anticipated to return within around 45 days.”

Kwadwo Asamoah will miss at least nine matches, including Wednesday’s Champions League clash against Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia. Also, he is set to miss the Black Stars’ World Cup qualifiers against Uganda in October and Egypt in November.

Ghana is placed in Group E with Congo, Egypt and Uganda and will look to get to Russia 2018 by beginning the qualifying campaign with wins against Uganda and Egypt.

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