Photo: Getty Images

Chelsea’s Baba Rahman was substituted just after 39 minutes into the game against Uganda, in what was Ghana’s opening group match.

The left back who’s on loan to Schalke could face a long spell on the sidelines after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

In a statement issued on Thursday, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) said Baba would return to Germany to undergo further tests and possible surgery.

“The GFA will offer all the support to the dedicated and hardworking Baba Rahman on his road to recovery,” the statement said.

About the Author

Chelsea is more than just a football club to me; it's a passion I share, and my affinity with the Chelsea badge is one that will last forever. As far as watching my favourite team is concerned, I'd rather miss a meal than miss a Chelsea game.