Ghana’s campaign in the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations is set to suffer a major blow following the injury of Crystal Palace utility winger Jeffrey Schlup.
The industrious technical player has been ruled out for the rest of the season after picking up a career threatening injury in their clash with Manchester City.
Jeffrey Schlupp was an early first half sub against Manchester City on Sunday in their 3-1 defeat and Roy Hodgson today provided an update on the Eagles man.
“We have been a little bit unlucky in this latter period, it started with Mamadou, then we lost James and now we’ve lost Jeff, which is of course three big blows for us,” Hodgson told the club’s website.
The injury is likely to throw Schlupp’s inclusion in the Ghana squad for the 2019 AFCON into huge doubt.
The Black Stars are set to commence camping on 27th May ahead of the tournament but with the injury of Schlupp, it looks likely that the player will be out of Ghana’s squad.
The midfielder who also offers options as a left back is set to be on the sidelines for more than 21 days.
The Black Stars will be in the middle of their preparations before the player fully recovers.
It remains uncertain whether Coach Kwasi Appiah will gamble to add him to his squad pending his full recovery.
Ghana will start a non-residential camping in Accra on 27th May before moving to Dubai to spend a month there ahead of the tournament.