Black Stars midfielder, Christian Atsu has left the team’s camp in Egypt for the United Kingdom to continue with his recuperation from a hamstring injury.
Atsu, 27, sustained a hamstring injury and was taken off 15 minutes into the Stars second Group game against defending champions Cameroon, last Saturday.
Whilst in the UK, he would be assisted by the medical team of his club Newcastle United according to information gathered by the GNA Sports.
This means, the 2015 AFCON player of the tournament has been ruled out of the rest of Black Stars’ campaign in the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) beginning with the ‘Wild Dogs’ of Guinea Bissau at the Suez Stadium on Tuesday, July 2.
A hamstring injury is a strain or tear to the tendons or large muscles at the back of the thigh. It’s a common injury in athletes and can occur in different severities.
A hamstring injury can occur if any of the tendons or muscles are stretched beyond their limit.
They often occur during sudden, explosive movements, such as sprinting, lunging or jumping. But they can also occur more gradually, or during slower movements that overstretch your hamstring.
Recovering from a hamstring injury may take days, weeks or months, depending on how severe the strain or tear is.
A completely torn hamstring (grade 3) may take several months to heal.