Ivory Coast and Stuttgart midfielder Serey Die is doubtful for The Elephant’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier home tie against Sierra Leone on 2 September.

Serey Die

The 31-year-old has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a leg injury he picked up during Stuttgart’s 2-2 draw with Darmstadt last Saturday.

Stuttgart Sport Director Robin Dutt said: “This is a very unfortunate update, Serey Die is a fighter and he will be missed!”

Die will also miss Ivory Coast’s friendly against Gabon on 3 June and The Elephant technical team will have to play a waiting game to find out if he will be fit to play against Sierra Leone.