Injury blow: Jeffrey Schlupp undergoes injury scan

Jeffrey Schlupp’s departure to the Africa Cup of Nations is in doubt after picking up a knee injury.

The Leicester City hurt his knee in the last few minutes of City’s 2-2 draw at Liverpool on New Year’s Day and was left out of the squad for the FA Cup third-round victory over Newcastle.

Schlupp is part of Ghana’s 31-man provisional squad for the competition that begins on January 17 and was due to fly out for a week’s training camp on Monday before the final 23-man squad was selected.

But Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson confirmed that Schlupp has had a scan on his knee and said the club would monitor his progress before allowing him to join up with his Ghana team-mates.

‘I am not saying he won’t go, what I am saying is we will see how he is this week before he potentially joins the training camp,’ said Pearson.

‘He is our player and, while they (Ghana) may have the ability to utilize international rules and regulations about calling players up, we will make sure that his wellbeing is top of the agenda rather than meeting up for a training camp.

‘We will see what happens in the next few days with him.’

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