Swansea City attacker Andre Ayew has picked up an injury whilst on international duty, the Ghana FA have confirmed.
Ayew started in their first leg of the 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan on Thursday, netting a brace in a 2-0 win for the Black Stars.
But yesterday the Swansea number 10 suffered some kind of muscle strain whilst training for the return leg of the qualifier.
The Ghana FA have stated that they expect Ayew to return to Wales to undergo further tests, which will determine how serious the injury he has picked up really is.
Ayew has emerged as Swansea’s key player this season, netting five goals already and playing every minute of the Welsh side’s 11 league games.
He has become the focal point of Steve Cooper’s new-look 5-2-1-2 formation, where he usually partners Jamal Lowe up-front, and you’d expect a player of his quality to be delivering the goods considering he is reportedly earning £90,000 a week.
If the injury is worse than just a strain, then this could be a big blow to Swansea keeping up their good early season form.
Ayew has been the main man so far, contributing in all phases and playing every single minute, and if he had to spend time on the sideline, then their starting XI is automatically weaker.
Swansea have already lost young Wolves loanee Morgan Gibbs-White to a long-term injury, so fans will be anxiously waiting to hear that hopefully the injury is not serious and that Ayew will be back as soon as possible.