Allsvenskan club BK Häcken have announced that Sierra Leone international Alhassan ‘Crespo’ Kamara pictured will undergo a surgery on his knee on Thursday.

The promising striker, who joined the club from Örebro SK in July 2016, is suffering from a patellar tendinitis injury and will continue his lengthy spell on the sidelines.

A club statement read: “Alhassan “Crespo” Kamara’s rehabilitation has unfortunately not given the desired effect and will be operational on Thursday. Physiotherapist Patrik Ghazarian gives us the latest news about the injury.

“He will be operated in Stockholm by a doctor who is specialized in such types of injuries. After that, he will be inactive for a while before we can start with rehab. The goal is to have “Crespo” back ready ahead of the start of the 2018/2019 campaign.

As a result, Kamara could miss Leone Stars away game in Ethiopia in the race to Cameroon in 2019.

He was part of the Sierra Leone side that defeated Kenya 2-1 in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations first leg qualifying tie in Freetown in June.

Prior to his injury, Kamara has scored five goals in twelve Swedish top-flight matches for Häcken.

Sierra Leone will play again in the ongoing 2019 AFCON qualifiers against Ethiopia in March and the doubleheader against Ghana in September 2018.

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