Ghana defender Baba Rahman will be out for a few weeks following a broken toe that he suffered during Saturday’s Bundesliga match for his German club Augsburg.
At the weekend Rahman was part of the Augsburg side that lost 2-0 to Freiburg, but the bad news for the 20-year-old was not restricted to the result on the day, as he damaged ligaments in his toe.
This kind of injury typically keeps the player involved out for a period of a few weeks before he can resume training. The club did not reveal the extent of the toe injury, as this will affect the time frame for recovery, depending on the severity and how quickly it heals.
As a comparison, Everton and England midfielder Ross Barkley broke his toe back in January during a victory against QPR, and his medical team revealed that he would be out for up to six weeks.
This means that Rahman will miss crucial matches for his German club in their quest to secure European football next season by way of the UEFA Europa League.
He has also been forced to drop out of the Ghana side that is set to play friendly international matches against Mali and Senegal in France in the coming days. Avram Grant was hoping to be able to count on the youngster, but due to the injury he will have to continue without him at left back.
In an unconventional move from Grant, as it is not a like for like replacement, Atalanta striker Richmond Boakye-Yiadom has been drafted into the side as a result of Rahman’s absence.
The talented Black Stars defender was a pillar of strength at the back for Ghana during their campaign at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Equatorial Guinea last month, where the side ended as runners up to eventual winners Cote D’Ivoire.