Gerv­inho ruled out of Afcon

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COTE d’Ivoire cap­tain Gerv­inho has had suc­cess­ful surgery on rup­tured cru­ci­ate lig­a­ments but faces up to six months on the side­lines and will miss the African Na­tions Cup fi­nals, the coun­try’s foot­ball fed­er­a­tion said.

Gerv­inho was hurt dur­ing train­ing with his Chi­nese club He­bei For­tune last month but only un­der­went surgery in Paris last week.

“The op­er­a­tion was suc­cess­ful but his re­cov­ery will be be­tween four to six months which means he is out of the Na­tions Cup," an Ivo­rian Foot­ball fed­er­a­tion state­ment said.

Cote d’Ivoire will be de­fend­ing their ti­tle at the tour­na­ment in Gabon in Jan­uary. — Reuters out­side of off stump.

Joe Root had hung on for an hour and a half, but he fell leg-be­fore to Mo­hammed Shami for 25, and Adil Rashid fol­lowed, edg­ing an at­tempted up­per cut to the keeper off the same bowler.

The in­nings quickly dis­in­te­grated af­ter lunch. Za­far An­sari, who will be for­tu­nate to make the cut in Mo­hali, was bowled by Ash­win for a duck, be­fore the un­sung Jayant — who has en­joyed a more-than-handy Test de­but, won lbw shouts against Stu­art Broad and James An­der­son.

Jonny Bairstow’s un­beaten 34 stood apart, but Eng­land will need plenty more where that came from if they are to fight their way back into this series. — Dai­ly­Mail


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