Ghana midfielder Bernard Mensah faces a race against time to be fit ahead of the start of 2019 AFCON in Egypt.

The on-loan Kayserispor star has been ruled out for six weeks after undergoing surgery to correct a shoulder injury.

This means he is set to return in the middle of May when the league season is finishing and might not play enough to be considered by coach Kwesi Appiah for the tournament which starts in June.

The 24-year-old picked up the injury in Kayserispor's 2-2 draw with Besiktas in the Turkish SupaLig on 2 March, 2019.

Mensah suffered a fracture of the left clavicle (collarbone) and needed to go under the knife.