Guinea defender Florentin Pogba has been ruled of Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final clash after suffering a thigh injury.
He will not play again this season after suffering the injury in the 1-1 draw with Cameroon on Saturday.
Pogba has returned to his French Ligue 1 side club St Etienne.
The 24-year-old is expected to be out for the next four months because of the serious nature of the injury.
Guinea have reached the quarter-finals at Mali’s expense after the drawing of lots, and face Ghana on Sunday.
Pogba is the fourth player at the tournament to suffer injury serious enough to rule them out for the duration of the finals in Equatorial Guinea.
Zambian pair Emmanuel Mayuka and Nathan Sinkala and Mali’s first choice goalkeeper Soumaila Diakite have also suffered that fate.