Kwesi Appiah hopeful that Waris injury is not serious

Tue, 10 Jun 2014 Source: Ghana Soccernet

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah hopes striker Abdul Majeed Waris is not ruled out of the World Cup after he limped off with a thigh injury during Monday’s final pre-World Cup friendly 4-0 win over South Korea in Miami.

The Spartak Moscow striker landed awkwardly after surviving a clumsy double-footed sliding tackle on four minutes.

Two members of Ghana’s medical team led the 22-year-old off the pitch into the dressing room.

Waris will undergo tests to determine if he will be fit for Ghana’s Group G opener against USA next week or for the rest of the group stage matches.

Appiah said: “He is one of our top players. Unfortunately he had an injury. The doctors are still working on him. I mean I’m hoping to get the results of the extent of the injury in two/three hours time.

”At the moment, I haven’t had any information yet. I hope he recovers to join the team.”

Waris is one of Ghana’s in-form players after netting nine goals in 16 appearances for second half of the season on loan at French Ligue 1 side Valenciennes.

Source: Ghana Soccernet

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