Ghana coach James Kwasi Appiah has been handed a massive injury headache after defender Daniel Amartey suffered a horrific injury while playing for Leicester against West Ham United on Saturday.
The defender was tracking back when challenging Antonio but his boot stuck in the ground and his foot came up in a horrible position, facing sideways.
The Black Stars coach is likely to miss Amartey going into next month’s African Cup of Nations qualifier match against Ethiopia in Adis Ababa.
The Ghanaian centre-back had to be carried from the pitch on a stretcher during the closing stages of the Premier League game at the King Power Stadium.
Amartey, 23, frantically signalled to the bench straight away and appeared in agonising pain.
The medical team rushed onto the field and were forced to hand the Ghanaian international oxygen.
Leicester manager Claude Puel confirmed after the game that Amartey was taken to hospital after suffering a suspected broken leg.
After receiving oxygen from medics, the 23-year-old midfielder, who played as a right-back against the Hammers, left the field with his left leg in a brace after appearing to get his studs caught in the turf.
Puel said the club are awaiting news about the extent of the injury, he said in his post-match press conference: “My first thoughts are for Daniel, I hope it is not a serious injury, of course.
“He will have an exam and we will see after. He has gone to the hospital, of course.
“He had a strong game and battled for the team. He won his battles and then sacrificed himself to save an opportunity.”
“I can’t have an opinion. We will wait for news.”
The low of Amartey’s injury came shortly after the high of Wilfred Ndidi scoring a last-minute equaliser for Leicester, who had been behind since Fabian Balbuena’s strike after half an hour.
Ndidi’s goal rescued Leicester from a third straight Premier League loss, a defeat which would have been scrutinised further following Puel’s decision to drop Jamie Vardy.
Puel’s side played against 10 men for much of the match after West Ham captain Mark Noble was sent off in the 38th minute for a late, high sliding challenge on Ndidi.
West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini said: “I haven’t seen the action yet so I can’t give my opinion but I will say what I always say when those things happen, it is the decision of the referee.
“Mark told me he had no bad intentions and he tried to get the ball, but maybe he arrived late.”
Ndidi’s equaliser was cruel on West Ham, with Pellegrini full of praise for the way his team defended.
“I think we were very unlucky. We defended so well for the whole game but particularly for the 55 minutes with one player less. At times, it was a masterclass in defending from us,” he said.
“When it was 11 against 11 most of the game was in their half and we dominated. We must continue working and we are unlucky with the goals we are conceding. Leicester is always a difficult stadium to win in.”