Scans Fail To Reveal Kevin-prince Boateng Injury Situation
Posted On Monday, 7th October 2013
German side Schalke say they are uncertain whether Kevin Prince Boateng will play for Ghana in their crucial clash against Egypt after the midfielder underwent scans on his knee injury.
The 26-year-old spent Sunday afternoon signing autographs for supporters of the German club after undergoing tests on the left knee injury which has sparked concerns in Ghanaian quarters.
Boateng, who is a major doubt for the first-leg clash after picking up an injury on Saturday, underwent MRI scans on Sunday to determine the gravity of the injury but the results were inconclusive.
Further tests will be conducted on the left knee before the German club will decide whether to release him for Ghana for their crucial World Cup qualifier against Egypt on 15 October.
“A diagnosis could not yet reveal whether he can play for the national team of Ghana,” a statement on the Schalke website said.
The 26-year-old, who converted a 16th-minute penalty, was replaced in the second half of Schalke’s 4-1 Bundesliga victory over Augsburg after sustaining the injury.
Even before the scans, Schalke’s sports director Horst Heldt said Boateng would not be available for Ghana when they take on Egypt in Kumasi next week.
The Black Stars will already miss key defenders Rabiu Mohammed, John Boye and Jonathan Mensah due to injuries when they host Egypt.
The second leg will be held in Cairo on 19 November with spectators, despite security concerns due to crowd violence that cancelled two successive Premier Leagues.
Ghana are seeking to play in the World Cup for the third consecutive time, having reached the quarterfinals in their last appearance in 2010.
The Pharaohs are eyeing their first World Cup appearance since 1990.