Future Uncertain for Brisbane Roar’s Kofi Danning

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Injury could define wide mans career

Ghanian-born attacker Kofi Danning has returned to Brisbane after sustaining a serious knee injury.

The 22-year-old forward signed for  Belgian side CS Vise in August of last year, but tore his anterior cruciate ligament for the second time, earlier this year.

As a result of the injury he has undergone a full knee reconstruction, a very lengthy process.

Both clubs are owned by the Indoneisan based Bakrie Group, hence the swift transfer back to Queensland after the injury.

Speaking to Goal Australia Brisbane Roar Head Coach Mike Mulvey explained the situation: “One of the things we pride ourselves on is looking after Brisbane Roar people.

“Kofi had a bad experience overseas with injury and we’ve invited him back in to get himself sorted out. He’s been a Brisbane Roar player in the past. He’s a good young player, he’s a good young man and we’re helping him with his rehabilitation.”

Mulvey also shed some light on the scale of the injury and the possible permanent transfer back to Roar.

” He’s quite some way off from even training. I’d say he wouldn’t be able to train until well into the New Year.

“It’s a tricky one because he’s picked up the injury, he’s come home and we’re trying to work out and ascertain exactly his full position.

“Our main focus is to enable him to get back to full fitness, so we’re going to afford him the opportunity to use our medical staff and we’ll get him back to full fitness before we decide what he’s going to do in the future.”


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