The striker could spend weeks on the sidelines following a fresh knee injury sustained against Beijing Guoan on Saturday
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has been hit with a fresh injury which could keep him out of action for several weeks, according to reports in China.
The 30-year-old suffered the sprain during his Shanghai SIPG’s 2-1 defeat to Beijing Guoan at Workers’ Stadium in Beijing in the Chinese Super League on Saturday.
Gyan had a collision with an opponent five minutes into the game and signalled to be replaced in the 10th minute, with Lu Wenjun coming in to take his place.
The hosts took home all three points thanks to goals from Ralph De Souza and Zhang Xizhe, despite Jean Kouassi getting a consolation in between them.
Gyan, who recently returned from a lengthy injury layoff that forced him out of the Ghana squad that played Mozambique in the Afcon qualifiers, was making his sixth appearance this season.
Shanghai medical team will run tests on him on Monday to confirm the extent of his injury and subsequently prescribe recovery plans, according to reports.
Gyan, has scored only two goals this season and may miss the Black Stars’ international friendly with Guinea slated for May 28 if he doesn’t recover on time.
Shanghai are sitting third on the league log with 17 points, seven points behind leaders Guangzhou Evergrande.