Coach Kwasi Appiah dealt with injury blow over Amartey’s twisted ankle

Sports News of Sunday, 28 October 2018



Daniel Amartey is likely to miss Ghana’s AFCON qualifier against Ethiopia

Ghana coach James Kwasi Appiah has been handed a massive injury headache after defender Daniel Amartey suffered a horrific injury while playing for Leicester against West Ham United on Saturday.

The defender was tracking back when challenging Antonio but he fell on his left leg, twisting his ankle in the process.

The Black Stars coach is likely to miss Amartey going into next month’s African Cup of Nations qualifier match against Ethiopia in Adis Ababa.

The Ghanaian centre-back had to be carried from the pitch on a stretcher during the closing stages of the Premier League game at the King Power Stadium.

Amartey, 23, frantically signalled to the bench straight away and appeared to be in agonising pain.

The medical team rushed onto the field and attended to the Ghanaian international.

Leicester manager Claude Puel confirmed after the game that Amartey was taken to hospital after suffering a suspected broken leg.

Puel said the club are awaiting news about the extent of the injury. He said in his post-match press conference: “My first thoughts are for Daniel, I hope it is not a serious injury, of course. He will have an exam and we will see after. He has gone to the hospital.”

“He had a strong game and battled for the team. He won his battles and then sacrificed himself to save an opportunity. I can’t have an opinion. We will wait for news,” he concluded.

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