Kevin-prince Boateng Refuses To Rule Himself Out Of Ghana-egypt Tie, Mri Scan Today
Posted On Sunday, 6th October 2013
Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng is refusing to rule himself out of next week’s clash against Egypt insisting MRI scans must be performed to determine the full extent of injury.
The Schalke player will undergo scans on his troublesome left knee on Sunday to determine the full extent of the injury he suffered on Saturday.
The midfielder is frustrated over the recurring left knee injury after SIX OPERATIONS on the same place which has affected his career in recent times.
This comes after Schalke sports director Horst Heldt hinted that Boateng would miss the Black Stars key World Cup qualifier against Egypt in Kumasi next week.
The 26-year-old was forced off during their 4-1 win over Augsburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday because of the injury on his troublesome left knee.
The injury came just two days before he arrives in Accra to join the Black Stars to prepare for the first-leg of the clash against Egypt in Kumasi which will determine which country qualifies for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Schalke sports director Horst Heldt says Boateng might to play in the match against Egypt but the Ghanaian insists tests must be done before any conclusions can be made.
“I got a blow out, it is swollen, we must wait and see,” said the native of Ghana.
“I had some pain and was hoping it will go away. Knees – that’s always been my problem area,” Boateng said.
Boateng, who is expected to be one of Ghana’s key players in the match against the Pharaohs, scored in the 16th minute of the match after converting a penalty.
It was his third goal in five Bundesliga appearance for Schalke since completing his shock move from AC Milan at the end of August.
Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah must now wait for the outcome of the MRI scans on Sunday to see if Boateng will be available for the match.
The Black Stars squad has already been deplated by injuries to Rabiu Mohammed, John Boye and Jonathan Mensah.