Knee Injury May Keep Ghana's Michae Essien Out Of World Cup

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Michael Essien may miss the World Cup because of his long-term knee injury, the Ghana and Chelsea midfielder said on Saturday.

Essien has been sidelined since the African Nations Cup finals in Angola in January and recent complications have stalled his recovery.

"If I can make it in time for the World Cup then great but if not I still have my whole career ahead of me and that is more important than anything," he told the Premier League club's website (

"The last thing I want to do is rush back too soon and cause further problems down the line."

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