Drogba set for Teranga Lions
After carrying out medical tests on Thursday Ivory Coast captain Didier Drogba was declared injury free, relieving fears back home ahead of next month’s World Cup qualifier against Senegal.
The 35-year-old striker was substituted during his side Galatasaray’s 6-1 home defeat to Spanish giants Real Madrid in the Uefa Champions League on Tuesday after a collision with a player.
Rumours quickly spread across Ivory Coast that Drogba’s situation was grave and would likely not play against the Teranga Lions in the World Cup qualifying first leg of October 11.
However, reports from the Turkish club say the former Chelsea forward only had severe pains on his shoulder and that there was no dislocation.
He is expected to return to the pitch next week.
The Elephants are pitted against Senegal in the third and final round of the 2014 World Cup qualifying.
Ivory Coast coach Sabri Lamouchi told reporters after the draw that he had never wished to face Senegal, describing the draw as unfavourable.