Swansea City looked to have suffered a huge injury blow during the international break after footage emerged of Andre Ayew limping off after Ghana’s 3-1 win over Sao Tome and Principe at the weekend, however, the 31-year-old has now eased fears over his injury problems.
Journalist Gary Al-Smith had left Swansea fans concerned when he posted footage of the striker limping off after Ghana’s win at the weekend, with his leg heavily bandaged and him requiring the assistance of two medical staff members in order to make his way off the pitch.
However, the former West Ham man has since eased worries about his potential injury, confirming after the game that:
“It’s a knock. The doctors have seen. I can put my leg on the floor. There won’t be any issue.”
Cooper will therefore be massively relieved that his top scorer should be available after the international break, as there will have understandably been some concerns about his fitness after he picked up the injury.
Ayew, who is currently rated at £3.6 million by Transfermarkt, has been one of Swansea’s best performers in the Championship so far this season, contributing 14 goals and two assists in 36 league appearances, which has helped him average an impressive 7.20 rating.
This ranks him as their best performer of those who have made at least five appearances this season, whilst he is also comfortably the top scorer in Cooper’s side, with Jamal Lowe second with just nine Championship goals so far this campaign.
Speaking earlier in the season, the 41-year-old manager was full of praise for Ayew, saying:
“Andre is a leader, regardless of whether or not he wears the armband. He always stands up and leads by example. He’s a massive influence at this club.”
Therefore, he will undoubtedly be delighted with this latest update on Ayew’s injury and will be hoping that he can continue his strong recent form for the remainder of the Championship season, with the Swans still in with a chance of securing an automatic promotion.
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