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05.04.2019 Football News

Daniel Amartey Set To Miss 2019 AFCON Due To Injury

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Daniel Amartey Set To Miss 2019 AFCON Due To Injury

Injured Daniel Amartey could miss the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) slated for Egypt in June, Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers has confirmed.

The promising right-back sustained a sickening injury on his ankle during their premier league 1-1 home draw game against West Ham United last October, which has sidelined him for about six months now.

The Ghanaian defender subsequently underwent successful surgery after the injury and was billed to return in March, but the Leicester manager has confirmed that the season was over for the Leicester City defender.

“I’m unsure if he’ll be with us before the end of the season,” said Rodgers.

“He is working hard, but we don’t have a timeline on that yet.”

The 25 year old joined the Foxes from Danish giants FC Copenhagen during the 2016 winter transfer window where he signed a five-year deal.

The player, whose season started on a flying note, got injured along the line and was ruled out for the most part of the season.

With the AFCON set to start in about two months, Ghana coach Kwasi Appiah will have to overlook the 24-year-old who is still recovering from the injury.