Al Ain have been handed a massive injury boost ahead of their big league clash against Al Ahli with the training return of Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan which also means he will be available for Ghana in next month’s clashes against Uganda and Togo.
The 28-year-old is struggling with a thigh strain which according to doctors of the UAE club should keep him out for seven days.
The Black Stars captain even flew in renowned Serbian therapist Mariana Kovacevic to accelerate his recovery.
Gyan appears to be responding well to the treatment as he started a personalized training on Saturday evening.
The influential striker trained away from the rest of the team in Saturday evening’s session at the Khalifa bin Zayed Stadium.
Zlatko Dalic’s side were paid a visit in training by board members of the club with the aim of inspiring the team ahead of Monday’s clash against Al Ahli.
One of the board members HE Mohammed Obeid Hammad said the club’s medical team will take a decision on whether Asamoah Gyan was fit enough to feature in Monday’s clash following his return to light training.
“Certainly, Gyan is still in rehabilitation phase and his participation in the game [against Al Ahli] or not will be determined by the medical staff,” he said.
Gyan’s return to training serves as a massive boost especially with reports flying around he could be out for nine weeks – a situation which would have ruled him out of Ghana’s 2015 AFCON qualifiers against Uganda and Togo in November.