Black Stars defender Jonathan Mensah is in a stable condition and responding to treatment at a private hospital in Luanda, Angola after suffering head injury during Ghana’s game against the Central African Republic (CAR) on Sunday.
Mensah and a CAR player collided while going in for a header. The defender fared the worst, requiring treatment on the field for more than 10 minutes.
There was huge concern from both sets of players and Mensah was carried off on a stretcher before being taken to the hospital in an ambulance.
“The defender suffered a headbutt from an opponent resulting in a concussion. He was given emergency treatment on the pitch before being rushed to the hospital for further treatment,” the GFA said on Sunday evening.
“CT Scans confirmed normal findings but would have to spend the night at the hospital for further assessment and evaluation.”
“We would like to call on Ghanaians, friends and family to remain calm as the Black Stars medical team works around the clock to get him back on his feet.”
Black Stars were held to a 1-1 draw by CAR.