Charlton Athletic FC goalkeeper, Joojo Wollacott is set to group up with Black Stars teammates in Qatar after present process a profitable operation on a fractured finger.
The 25 year outdated was ignored of Ghana’s ultimate 26-man squad for the event after choosing up an injury through the warm-up at Burton Albion last weekend.
“He had an operation yesterday which has gone very well and now it’s the rehabilitation process,” explained Charlton coach Ben Garner in an interview.
“There’s not a lot you are able to do actually; it will simply be a case of splinting it and maintaining it mobile.
“He’s nonetheless due to exit and be a part of Ghana and have that experience. He’s been a key a part of them getting there so he absolutely deserves to go and be on the market with the squad and experience the highs and lows of a World Cup.
“But he will be out longer than he would have been if he was going, playing and coming back,” added the boss. “Our precedence is his well-being bodily and mentally, ensuring he will get the help that he wants.
“I used to be so disenchanted for him over the weekend and for an excellent couple of days if I’m sincere. I look after these players and I need one of the best for them. Having seen Jojo’s development over the last 16 months or so, it’s been unimaginable. The expertise was there, he simply wanted the chance and he’s taken these alternatives with both palms.
“He’s had a fantastic season in League Two, he’s become Ghana’s number one, he’s had a really strong start to life in League One here with us and then he’s about to go to the World Cup so it’s a devastating blow for him. What I will say knowing him is that he’s got a fantastic mentality. He will come back stronger, he will come back better and he will put the disappointment behind him and use it as fuel for the rest of his career.”
Asked if Wollacott might be obtainable before the tip of the calendar year, Garner said: “I wouldn’t need to put a timeframe like that, however I would definitely say it’s contact and go.
“It will be longer than it would have been if he had gone to the World Cup, that’s for sure,” the gaffer continued.
“I think we would have had him back sooner, without any shadow of a doubt, from the World Cup rather than the injury.”
The Black Stars, who’re making their fourth World Cup look arrived in Doha on Friday night time in a grand fashion.
Ghana will open their campaign against Portugal on November 24 at Stadium 974 in Doha.