Andre Ayew out for up to eight weeks with knee injury

Andre Ayew (right) in action for Ghana against Egypt

Ghana international Andre Ayew will be out of action for up to eight weeks after suffering a knee injury.

The 23-year-old hurt his left knee during his country's World Cup play-off second leg against Egypt on Tuesday.

His club Marseille said on their websiteexternal-link that medical tests revealed Ayew has a slight tear in his knee and will undergo surgery on Monday.

It is a blow for Ayew, who had had been on good form of late and had scored four goals in his past nine matches.

Ghana lost the match in Cairo 2-1 but qualified for next year's World Cup in Brazil by winning the tie 7-3 on aggregate.

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