Ajax rising star, Kudus Mohammed, won’t play until 2021
Dutch champions Ajax Amsterdam have confirmed Ghana midfielder Kudus Mohammed has suffered a meniscus tear in his knee and will be sidelined until at least next year.
Kudus was subbed after just six minutes into the Champions League game against Premier League champions, Liverpool on Wednesday night due to an injury.
The injury was as a result of poor landing on his left leg after a knee to knee collision with midfielder Fabinho.
“Research has shown that there is an injury to his meniscus in his right knee that requires surgery. It is expected that it will no longer be available for use before the winter break,” Ajax said in a statement on their website.
He’s expected to undergo surgery and will be out for several months.
The news will come as a massive blow to both Ajax and the Ghana national team, with the latter involved in Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers next month and will now most certainly be without the youngster.
The unfortunate news was also shared on the team’s official Twitter page.
Come back stronger, Mo! ♥️
Mohammed Kudus has suffered a meniscus injury that will keep him sidelined for several months.#UCL
— AFC Ajax (@AFCAjax) October 22, 2020
Ajax boss Erik Ten Hag has already expressed disappointment at Kudus’ injury and blamed his team’s 1-0 defeat partly on the former FC Nordsjalland midfielder’s absence.
Kudus in three Eredivisie games this season has scored 1 goal, and created two assists, picking up 2 Man of the Match awards in the process.
The injury also means he will not be available for the Black Stars in next month’s Africa Cup of Nations double-header qualifier against Sudan.