Ghana Suffer Further Injury Blow As John Boye Is Ruled Out For Two Months
Posted On Friday, 4th October 2013
By Ameenu Shardow, follow on Twitter @alooameenu
Ghana has suffered a further injury blow with defender John Boye expected to be out for TWO MONTHS – meaning he will be unavailable for the second leg clash of the World Cup playoff against Egypt.
The Stade Rennes defender is being prepared for surgery to fix a troublesome pubic injury first sustained while on international duty with the Black Stars at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
The 26-year-old has since been playing through pain barrier for both club and country in an attempt to shake off the injury.
The central defender’s pain has a result been aggravated to the point he cannot take anymore – requiring surgery in the process.
Boye will however need two months to fully recover after the operation expected to be conducted on Monday in France, club insiders have told GHANAsoccernet.com.
This means the central defender has already been ruled out for the second leg game against Egypt even before the first leg match on October 15 is played.
The ex Heart of Lions defender had to pull out of the Black Stars squad for the game to be played at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.
Coach Akwasi Appiah therefore would have to start making alternative plans for his central defensive pair which has already suffered a massive injury hit.
Appiah has to make do with a virtually new back four following injuries to Isaac Vorsah and Jonathan Mensah for the crunch game against the record African Cup winners.