By Jacob Ajom
Ghana striker Junior Agogo has been hit with some bad news after a serious knee injury.The 30-year-old, who plays for Cypriot side Apollon Limassol, underwent knee reconstruction surgery which will sideline him for six months dashing his World Cup dreams.
This means he will not be fit for the World Cup that starts in South Africa in just over one month.Â Â Â Â Â Â â€œWe can confirm that Junior Agogo has been ruled out of action for six months,â€ Apollon Limassol spokesperson Electra Katsikidi said.
â€œHe had an operation on his left knee here in Cyprus on Friday and doctors have now confirmed that the operation was successful.
â€œBut he will now sit out for six months to fully recover and return to training for usâ€Agogo was in fine form before he damaged his left knee while in action for Appollon, and was hoping for a place in the Ghana World Cup squad.
He is considered one of Ghanaâ€™s most prolific active goal scorers â€” and has netted 11 goals in his first 25 matches for the national team.
He did not play for Ghana during their Africa Cup of Nations campaign in Angola but was making a strong case for a call_up with a series of fine performances for Appollon.
His absence means coach Milovan Rajevac will have to choose his World Cup strikers from the likes of Asamoah Gyan, Matthew Amoah, Prince Tagoe, Dominic Adiyiah and in-form Serbia-based Yaw Antwi.