Ghana international Joe Wollacott’s World Cup dream has been thrown into doubt after the goalkeeper suffered an injury before Charlton’s 3-3 draw with Burton Albion on Saturday 12th November, 2022.
The Addicks stopper was withdrawn after hurting his finger during the warm-up at the Pirelli Stadium this afternoon.
Craig MacGillivray filled in between the sticks as the Black Stars stopper’s participation in Qatar 2022 was left hanging in the balance.
Charlton manager Ben Garner said: “We’re praying for good news. He’s got a scan as soon as we get back to London. He just caught one on the end of his finger. We’re just hoping it’s a ligament or something like that. A little sprain in there.
“We’re just praying for good news. He’s due to fly out tomorrow and join up with Ghana. Hopefully we get good news.
“He’s a really level-headed guy, Jojo. He was disappointed before the game and frustrated by it. I don’t think he was in a position to be on the bench so we made the decision to put an extra outfield player on.
“He’s a little bit more positive in there now and we’re really hopeful it’s positive news and he can travel tomorrow.”
The Black Stars are heading into the World Cup as the lowest ranked team among the 32 teams, and haven’t been backed by experts to advance from Group H which has Portugal, South Korea and Uruguay
Ghana begin their World Cup campaign on November 24 against Portugal. The West African giants will play South Korea next four days later and then conclude group stage campaign on December 2 against Uruguay.