Soccer News of Wednesday, 11 June 2014
Ghana striker Abdul Majeed Waris could miss the 2014 World Cup due to a severe thigh injury, Black Stars medical officials have confirmed.
The medical team is working around the clock to get the Spartak Moscow goal poacher back on his feet before the Black Stars’ opening game against the USA on June 16.
Waris, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Valenciennes, damaged his quadriceps during a warm-up game against South Korea in Miami on Monday and could be ruled out of the Mundial.
“He had a knock on his left thigh. We initially tried to see if he could go back to play but we realised it was an injury that needed to be taken care of and managed well,” team doctor Baba Adam told the official site of the Ghana FA. “We did an MRI on the quadriceps and what we realised is that, there was a tear.”
He added: “We hope to get him on to the field again pretty soon. However, we are still monitoring him to the deadline when we will give our final statement on his state of affairs.”
“The FIFA deadline is 15 [June], so we will monitor till that day and see how things turn up," Adam noted.
Ghana are expected to touch base in Brazil on Wednesday for the global showpiece.