Christian Atsu not fully fit following our game against Bournemouth on Saturday when he was taken off late in the game.
So it was a surprise when he traveled to join up with the Ghana squad for the World Cup qualifying game against Egypt this weekend.
Ghana are already out of the World Cup and cannot now qualify.
Christian Atsu – injured in training
And it’s therefore annoying he has picked up an injury today in training with the Ghana squad.
It’ a thigh strain – said to be not serious – but we hope he now returns to Newcastle for treatment so he can play at Old Trafford a week on Saturday.
#Ghana midfielder Christian Atsu withdrew from today’s in Cape Coast with a thigh complaint. #BlackStars doctors will continue to assess him ahead of Sunday’s World Cup qualifier against #Egypt @NUFC pic.twitter.com/GoOeeJtyDi
— Ghana FA ?? (GFA) (@ghanafaofficial) November 8, 2017