2022 WCQ: Ghana’s Kamaldeen Sulemana a major doubt for Nigeria game

Stade Rennais coach, Bruno Génésio says Ghana winger Kamaldeen Sulemana has suffered “a small crack in a vertebra in the back” making the Ghana international a major doubt to face Nigeria in the 2022 World Cup Play-off game against Nigeria.

Génésio adds he doesn’t know how long the 20-year-old will be out on the sidelines, but French reports say he’ll be out for more than a month.

“No, it’s not a blow, he has what is called an isthmic lysis. I’m not a doctor so I’m not going to go into details but it’s a small crack in a vertebra in the back,” Génésio said in a press conference.

“It’s quite annoying. We don’t know too much (for the duration of unavailability) but it can take time.

“For now, there is no delay because it is still a little sensitive place so we will see the evolution as we go along.

“It’s a bit like a fatigue fracture, it’s an injury that often happens in gymnasts also because there are a lot of shocks.”

It means Kamaldeen Sulemana will miss Rennais’ Europa Conference League games against Leicester City on March 10 and 17.

He could also miss Ghana’s 2022 World Cup qualifying playoff games against Nigeria in the last week of March

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