Unlucky Alhassan Wakaso suffers broken fibula in Olympiakos Nicosia win
The Ghanaian has been unlucky with injury lately, He only returned from a knee setback which kept him out for 549 days in January this year.
Alhassan Wakaso suffered a broken leg in just his second start for new club Olympiakos Nicosia against AC Omonia in the Cypriot First Division on Sunday.
The 29-year-old Ghana international started in his usual defensive midfield role alongside compatriot Kingsley Sarfo in the match-day 5 fixture at the GSP Stadium.
But it was the former who would pick an injury to his left leg just about the half-hour mark after a tackle from behind by Omonia’s Shehu Abdullahi, which left him stuck on the ground in distress.
After being attended to on the pitch for about five minutes, Wakaso was stretchered off to the hospital for further treatment.
Shehu, the Nigerian full-back who was playing as a holding midfielder this time, was sent off for the tackle which led to the injury.
Olympiakos Nicosia went on to finish the game with a 1-0 win through a 54th-minute strike by winger Marios Pechlivanis.
“Get well soon to Wakaso, he broke his fibula,” Olympiakos Nicosia coach Giannis Petrakis confirmed after the match.
“We will support him. We can’t enjoy winning so much with this event,” he added.
Alhassan Wakaso has been unlucky with injury lately, He only returned from a knee setback which kept him out for 549 days early this year.
It led to him leaving Portuguese club Vitoria Guimaraes in the summer and joining Olympiakos Nicosia in a free-agent deal just last month.