Ghana handed huge boost as Partey steps up injury recovery ahead of AFCON

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Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey is actively working out in the gym as he progresses in his recovery, gearing up for his return from injury.

The 30-year-old midfielder from Arsenal has been sidelined since October due to an injury sustained in training before their UEFA Champions League match against RC Lens.

Throughout the current season, the former Atletico Madrid player has made limited appearances for the Gunners due to persistent injury issues.

In a video posted on social media, the deputy captain of the Black Stars, Thomas Partey, is seen engaging in individual training sessions, raising hopes for his potential return to action before the year concludes.

This development is significant not only for Arsenal but also for the Black Stars as they kick off preparations for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.

Partey was absent during Ghana’s 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches against Madagascar and Comoros in November. However, it is anticipated that he will be named in the squad for the upcoming tournament in Ivory Coast next month.

The Black Stars are on a quest for their first Africa Cup of Nations title since 1982 when they secured their fourth trophy. Ghana finds itself placed in Group B, along with seven-time champions Egypt, as well as Cape Verde and Mozambique.