NOTTINGHAM FOREST forward Andre Ayew has picked up an unusual injury while on international duty for Ghana.
The Black Stars captain injured his knee when he fell on the way to the home dressing room after Thursday’s 1-0 qualifier against Angola in Accra.
Ayew – who was on the bench for Chris Hughton’s first game as Ghana coach – complained of knee pain in the early hours of Saturday.
The 33-year-old opted out of the group game in Angola on medical advice and instead returned to the East Midlands for further treatment and testing.
It is not yet known if he will miss any games as 16th placed Forest are struggling for survival in the Premier League with 11 games remaining.
Ghana came from behind to draw 1-1 with Angola and remain unbeaten in Group E as they battle for a place at the 2024 finals in Ivory Coast.
Southampton centre-back Mohammed Salisu was also absent from Luanda after being left out by Hughton for fitness reasons.
Ayew joined Forest almost six months after their promotion to the Premier League last May.
Forest returned to the Prem after an incredible 23-year absence from the top flight.
That led to a transfer frenzy from owner Evangelos Marinakis, who has signed a total of 30 players since the summer.
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In fact, Ayew was Marinakis’ 30th signing when he arrived during the January transfer window.
The 33-year-old came as a free agent after working with manager Steve Cooper at Swansea.
Forest are just two points away from the relegation zone in a turbulent season.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/7731569/andre-ayew-knee-injury-nottingham-forest-ghana/ Andre Ayew suffers an unusual knee injury without even playing for Nottingham Forest on international duty