Afcon 2017: Asamoah Gyan injury 'not as bad as feared'

Asamoah Gyan (right)
Asamoah Gyan (right) is a key player for the Black Stars

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan is likely to recover from injury to play in Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final against DR Congo.

The striker thought his tournament may be over after he went off injured in Wednesday's 1-0 loss to Egypt.

"Tests have shown the injury is not as bad as initially feared," the Ghana Football Association said on Friday.

Should he recover from a "left thigh muscle contusion", Gyan will earn his 100th cap.

"Gyan has now joined the Black Stars camp in Oyem to undergo treatment to make him fully fit," added the Ghana FA statement.

The 31-year-old, who is playing in his sixth successive Nations Cup tournament, is also looking to score his 50th goal for his country.

He scored his 49th international goal in Ghana's second Group D match against Mali, earning them a 1-0 win.