While losing Wahbi Khazri for the next month or so on international duty won’t have bothered David Moyes all that much at Sunderland considering he barely uses him, no one likes to see a player get injured.
The forward, who was called up to the Tunisia national team for the upcoming African Cup of Nations, played in a 1-0 friendly defeat on Sunday, but was unfortunately stretchered off, much to his country’s concern.
However, L’Equipe on Monday are reporting that things looked far worse than they actually are, with the 25-year-old only suffering a ‘small ankle sprain’, which won’t keep him out of the AFCON.
Bought from Bordeaux for £10m following a very productive spell with the French club, Khazri has only started six games under David Moyes at the Stadium of Light this season, making 13 appearances overall.
Tunisia will face Senegal, Algeria and Zimbabwe between the 15th and the 23rd of January in the African Cup of Nations group stages, and Khazri was, and now still is, expected to be a key part of any run the north African country can muster in the competition.