Baba Rahman out for two months with knee injury
Ghana defender Baba Abdul Rahman has suffered a partial rupture to the lateral ligament tear in his right knee and is expected to be out until the end of the year.
The left-back was in LaLiga action for loan club Real Mallorca away to Getafe last Sunday but was forced to leave the game after twisting his knee just 18 minutes into what was his second start of the season. He had joined the side on transfer deadline day but couldn’t make his debut until match-day 4 against Atletico Bilbao the previous week.
According to reports in the Spanish media, medical tests carried out in Palma indicate that Baba will miss two to three months of competition.
This also means Baba will miss Ghana’s batch of international games in November. The Black Stars are scheduled to honor their first two games in the 2021 Africa Cup on Nations qualifiers against South Africa and Sudan during the Fifa international window in November.
Back at the club level, the absence of Baba Rahman represents a significant setback for Mallorca manager Vicente Moreno who had entrusted him with the left-back position in the side’s last two games.
Moreno will have to rely on compatriot Lumor Agbenyenu (also on loan from Sporting Lisbon) as the only natural left-back in the Mallorca squad.
Baba only returned to full fitness early this year from cruciate ligament damage in 2017 which kept him out for 15 months. He spent a half-season at French side Stade Reims before jumping on another loan opportunity at Real Mallorca this summer.