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The winger is going through the final stages of recovery and could be back on his feet earlier than predicted

Ghana’s talented midfielder Christian Atsu is nearing full injury recovery in Portugal.

Atsu suffered an ankle sprain a fortnight ago in a league game ruling him out of the Ghana - Sudan 2014 World Cup qualifier last Sunday.

The winger, who has made 14 appearances for FC Porto with a goal  in his name, is being monitored closely by the Dragons’ medical team.

Strong signals being picked from the camp of the Portuguese side indicate the Ghanaian has begun slight training in the gym and could be on his feet earlier than predicted.

Atsu will not be available for Porto’s game against Academica this Saturday.