Côte d’Ivoire midfielder Cheick Tioté has been ruled out of the remaining Afcon campaign after being assessed by the Elephants’ medical staff following an ankle injury sustained in their Group D clash with Mali.
The Newcastle United player may need a month to fully recover according to the team doctors.
However, Tioté will stay with the rest of the group until the end of their tournament.
The Ivorians face DR Congo in the semifinals of the 2015 Afcon event. Ghana and Equatorial Guinea are in the other semifinal.