Ghana goalkeeper Joseph Wollacot is set to miss the Black Stars 2023 AFCON qualification match against Central African Republic following his latest injury at new club Hibernian.
The former Charlon Athletic first choice missed the 2022 FIFA World Cup through injury. He has since not feautured for the Black Stars as Lawrence Ati-Zigi has now established himself as the main custodian for Ghana.
After undergoing a scan to know the extent of the injury, Lee Johnson the team’s coach has predicted the fastest recovery period for the 26-year-old could be six weeks as the team anticipates official comments from the surgeon.
“He’s had his scan but we’ve not had the surgeon’s review yet. More than likely, in a best-case scenario it will be a muscle tear. In a worst-case scenario, it will involve a tendon as well. Minimum, from all the information I’ve got, he will be ruled out for six weeks but it could be worse than that.”
Wollacott might also not be available for selection for the Black Stars’ next game because Ghana is scheduled to meet CAR at the Baba Yara Stadium in the final round of games in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers on September 7.
Ghana must either draw or win to ensure its participation in the AFCON, which will be held in Ivory Coast next year.