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Essien out with knee injury
May 27th, 2010 1:48PM

TAGS:  england, world cup


[GHANA] Star midfielder Michael Essien has been ruled out of the World Cup after an evaluation of a team of doctors from the Ghana Football Association and Chelsea, his English club, revealed that he won't be recovered from his knee injury until the end of July.

He's only played one game this year -- the second half of Ghana's Africa Cup of Nations match against Ivory Coast in January.

Two days after the game, Essien, who was coming off a hamstring injury that had sidelined him for six weeks, injured his right knee in practice.

Essien was instrumental in Ghana's Black Stars reaching the second round of the 2006 World Cup.

  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: May 28, 2010 at 9:41 a.m.
    An awesome footballer will be missed at the WC.

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