Groin injury knocks down Ghana legend Michael Essien

Groin injury Ghana's Michael Essien
Michael Essien

Ghana hero Michael Essien is set to spend sometime on the sidelines after suffering a groin injury during Sabail FK 1-1 draw with Neftchi PFK in the Azerbaijani Premier League.

According to, the veteran midfielder sustained a groin injury and was substituted 16th minute of the game.

Essien was unmarked at the time of the injury. He made a long pass and a few seconds later, he played the ball out of play while he expressed pain and walked out of the pitch.

The former Chelsea star was later replaced with Elchin Rahimli.

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