Tariq Lamptey’s return to the pitch for Brighton and Hove Albion was cut short as he suffered another injury setback, just 35 minutes into his first appearance since October.
The Ghanaian defender, who had been sidelined with an injury sustained during a UEFA Europa League match against Olympique Marseille on October 5, 2023, made a comeback in a league game against Nottingham Forest.
Starting the match against Nottingham Forest in the English Premier League, Lamptey’s involvement was closely monitored. However, disappointment struck as he was forced to exit the field in the 35th minute, replaced by Jack Hinshelwood.
Despite the brief outing, Lamptey showcased his abilities, boasting a 78% pass accuracy and contributing three passes into the final third. Remarkably, he was also the most fouled player in the match before his substitution.
The former Chelsea player’s injury will be assessed on Monday to determine the extent of the setback. Lamptey’s potential inclusion in the Black Stars team for the upcoming 2023 Africa Cup of Nations remains uncertain, pending further evaluation.
The tournament is scheduled to take place between January and February 2024 in Ivory Coast.