Following rumors of a groin injury, the Ghana Football Association has written to Arsenal, requesting that midfielder Thomas Partey be released for additional medical testing by local authorities.
Following the latest setback, the 28-year-old is a serious doubt for the crucial 2022 Africa World Cup qualification matches against Ethiopia and South Africa.
Partey was ruled out of Arsenal’s 1-0 triumph over Watford due to soreness in his groin.
However, the deputy Ghana captain has yet to fly to meet with the group, as both club and nation do not want to risk worsening his groin problem.
Partey is unlikely to play against Ethiopia on Thursday, but he might be called up for Ghana’s encounter against South Africa on Sunday.
The Ghana FA, on the other hand, has requested that the midfielder be released for additional medical examination by the association’s medical specialists.
However, no decision has been taken yet, and one will be made once more information concerning the midfielder’s groin issue becomes available.
Ghana has already had linked 15 players link up ahead of its World Cup qualifiers, and they played a friendly against Golden Kick of the Division One League on Monday.
Ghana won the game 5-1, with Crystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew scoring a goal. Today, more players are expected to join the squad as they look to cement their place in the final round of the Qatar 2022 World Cup Qualifiers