AFCON 2017: Asamoah Gyan to undergo MRI scan today

Black Stars skipper Asamoah Gyan will undergo an MRI scan on Thursday to determine the extent of an injury suffered during Ghana’s 1-0 loss to Egypt in the final group D match of the 2017 African Nations Cup in Port Gentil on Thursday.

The player hurt his thigh as he jumped to head a cross towards him and he was replaced by Jordan Ayew in the 40th minute. Gyan and Ghana coach Avram Grant confirmed the need for a scan when speaking to journalists after the match.

He went on to blame the pitch at the Port Gentil Stadium for the injury.

“I said from the first day that the pitch was not good and we saw the players who have suffered due to it. Now, I feel pain in the injured area and it gets worse when I try to turn. That worries me because football is all about movement. We will go for the scan and see. There might be a miracle. You never know.”

The scan will determine if Gyan will be able to play again if Ghana should stay in contention for the title. If Gyan cannot play again, he will be Ghana’s second casualty after Baba Rahman got injured against Uganda in the first group match.

By: Nathan Quao/