26.01.2012 Cup of Nations

Mensah Injury Not Serious

26.01.2012 LISTEN
By Daily Guide

Black Stars skipper John Mensah, after suffering a setback in Ghana's opening game against Botswana, exiting midway as a result of a red card offence, has suffered another misfortune.

The strong libero did not train with his colleagues yesterday due to a thigh injury he picked when he fouled goal-bound Jerome Ramatlhakwane and that has heightened fears among the Ghanaian sporting fans.

But the player has revealed that there is no cause for alarm and that the injury is a minor one and he would make an early return.

He was scheduled for a medical treatment yesterday but the result was not available at the time of going to press.

“I am doing ok, it is a minor injury which won't keep me away for a longtime. I will be seeing the doctor this afternoon, and I am hoping  to  return to the pitch  soon,' said Mensah.

Ghana team doctor Percy Annan added in an interview, ”We will take John Mensah to the hospital this afternoon for MRI scan to find out the severity of the injury.”

“He has some pain in this lower left thigh and that is why he is not training today.”

Ghana will play their next Group D match against Mali in Franceville on Saturday.

From  Kofi Owusu Aduonum, Franceville, Gabon

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