Senegal international Amath Diedhiou Ndiaye is facing a race to be fit for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after undergoing surgery on a knee ligament injury which, according to his club Getafe, could keep him out for six months
The 22-year-old forward suffered the injury during Getafe’s Spanish La Liga game away to Leganés last Friday.
He left the pitch in pain in the 22nd minute of the match which ended in a 1-1 draw.
Getate said on their website that Ndiaye had been “successfully operated on for a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament of his right knee”, and added:
“The favourable evolution healing period is estimated around six months. We wish him a speedy recovery, and to be able to see him as soon as possible on the playing fields.”
“The healing period is estimated around six months. We wish him a speedy recovery, and to be able to see him as soon as possible on the playing field.”
This season, Ndiaye has made 15 league appearances for the Deep Blues, scoring once to help them to the eight spot in the Spanish top-flight log.
The Senegal international will be hoping to be fit ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nations slated for June.