A number of Swansea City supporters have been reacting to the latest reports from Joy997FM reporter Gary Al-Smith that forward Andre Ayew was limping off the field in discomfort following Ghana’s 3-1 win against Sao Tome and Principe.
Ayew did not feature in Ghana’s first game of the international break against South Africa, with Swansea keen for him to avoid having to quarantine upon his return. However, he did play the full 90 minutes of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sao Tome and Principe and captained the side as they managed to secure an important win in their qualification campaign.
However, Al-Smith’s report after the game shared footage of the forward limping off the field and looking in a lot of discomfort. Although the reporter did suggest that he had received initial reports that the injury was not understood to be anything too serious and that Ayew should potentially be alright and not have suffered much damage.
Last minute challenge on Andre Ayew left him on the turf for awhile. Here's how he is now.
— Gary Al-Smith (@garyalsmith) March 28, 2021
Steve Cooper’s side will get the chance to properly assess the condition of the forward when he returns to the club at the end of the international break. Swansea will have to hope that Ayew’s issue is not a serious one and then will need to proceed with caution especially in terms of thinking about playing him against Birmingham City on Friday.
Many Swansea fans were left frustrated over the injury and some were suggesting that they were not too surprised to see it happen. Although they were hoping the injury will not prove to be too serious.
Here, we take a look at some of the best reactions on social media…
This is why this international break should have been scrapped it’s a manic fixture schedule and this is what happens typical all we can hope now is that Ayew’s injury isn’t serious
— Morgan Williams (@Morg_99Williams) March 28, 2021
Andre Ayew injured for Ghana. Praying this isn’t serious. If it is, we could well have seen the last of him in a Swansea shirt…
— øli 🦢🏴 (@scfcoli) March 28, 2021
Okay this doesn’t look good for Andre Ayew. Swear he gets injured everytime he goes away…. pic.twitter.com/g3PYIEI7IV
— dave (@scfcdavies) March 28, 2021
Andre Ayew limping off for Ghana, just reminded me why I don’t like the international break.
— 🦢 (@WilSCFC) March 28, 2021
Andre ayew injured could that be the end of our season and automatic promotion or even see a replacement striker come in 🤔 hope it’s not to serious the board have got some big decisions to make #SCFC
— Declan Banfield (@DeclanBanfield1) March 28, 2021
Seasons done https://t.co/aG0UZI1JQZ
— YanksOut (@ill_shank_urDad) March 28, 2021
Doesn’t look good, but I feel given the amount of football Ayew’s played this season, another injury had been inevitable at some point. He’s been running on empty since Christmas. Hopefully the injury’s not too bad and he’s available for the run in. https://t.co/XuAocAsSeE
— Tom Powell (@tom_powell6) March 28, 2021
— billy (@BillyReid11) March 28, 2021
International breaks man https://t.co/OIJc7b38h7
— Rhodri Stranaghan (@RhodriStraners) March 28, 2021