Appiah ruled out of the season with knee injury

The Dons manager has shed light on the current situation of the Ghanaian months after sustaining a knee injury

Wimbledon AFC striker Kwesi Appiah has been ruled out of the rest of the season, his coach Neal Ardley has confirmed.

The 26-year-old suffered a knee injury last September during a League One game against Milton Keynes Dons and was expected to return after six weeks.

“Kwesi Appiah (knee) and Cody McDonald are not expected back this season,” Ardley told his club's website.

“This is because of their injuries and Darius Charles (hip) is a doubt after missing the last two fixtures,” he added.

Ardley lauded Appiah's countryman Lloyd Sam who was brought in as replacement.

“We are happy to have Lloyd as replacement. He had been training at Bury for a bit, his agent got him in there, but they had loads of players and didn’t really need anymore,” he said.

“Lloyd is a wide player who can make things happen. He has got experience and understands the game,” he added.

Wimbledon are battling relegation and are currently sitting one place above the drop zone.

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Appiah was part of the Ghana squad that placed second at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.