Black Stars captain stretched off in Champions League group opener

Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan sustained an injury as he played in the Asian Champions League for his Shanaghai SIPG side on Wednesday.

The former Al Ain and Sunderland forward started the game and played an hour as his team were handed a 2-1 away defeat against Melbourne Victory.

Gyan was taken off on a stretcher in the Champions League game after complaining of a groin injury.

Jai Inghan opened the scoring in the Champions League game after half an hour into the game with Wu Lei leveling the scores in the second half for Asamoah Gyan’s side.

Melbourne Victory however restored their lead in the second half to win the game by two goals to one against Shanghai SIPG.

Shanghai SIPG coach Eriksson said after his team’s defeat in the Asian Champions League game:

“We’ll have to take the points somewhere else.”

On Asamoah Gyan’s injury, the Shanghai SIPG coach said:

“I don’t know [if it’s a bad injury], I honestly don’t know. I hope not. We will see tomorrow when we arrive in Shanghai how bad it is.”

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