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Ghana keeper Joe Wollacott’s World Cup in doubt as Black Stars stopper suffers injury on eve of tournament

Ghana international Joe Wollacott’s World Cup dream has been thrown into doubt after the goalkeeper suffered an injury before Charlton’s 3-3 draw with Burton Albion today.

The Addicks stopper was withdrawn after hurting his finger during the warm-up at the Pirelli Stadium this afternoon.

Craig MacGillivray filled in between the sticks as the Black Stars stopper’s participation in Qatar 2022 was left hanging in the balance.

Charlton manager Ben Garner said: “We’re praying for good news. He’s got a scan as soon as we get back to London. He just caught one on the end of his finger. We’re just hoping it’s a ligament or something like that. A little sprain in there.

“We’re just praying for good news. He’s due to fly out tomorrow and join up with Ghana. Hopefully we get good news.

“He’s a really level-headed guy, Jojo. He was disappointed before the game and frustrated by it. I don’t think he was in a position to be on the bench so we made the decision to put an extra outfield player on.

“He’s a little bit more positive in there now and we’re really hopeful it’s positive news and he can travel tomorrow.”

PHOTO: KYLE ANDREWS

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