Soccer-Andre Ayew to undergo knee surgery, out for eight weeks

Reuters

PARIS, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Ghana forward Andre Ayew has been ruled out for two months with a knee injury that requires surgery, his Ligue 1 club Olympique Marseille said on Thursday.

Ayew sustained the injury in his country's 2-1 defeat to Egypt in the second leg of their World Cup playoff on Tuesday.

Ghana qualified for the 2014 tournament with a 7-3 aggregate victory.

Ayew, who will undergo surgery on Monday, will miss Tuesday's Champions League trip to Arsenal and is not expected to return to action until after the European winter break.

Marseille are already out of contention in the Champions League and lie fifth in Ligue 1, 10 points adrift of leaders Paris St Germain. (Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Toby Davis)