The Manchester City star received treatment following a challenge from Stephane Mbia and soon limped from the field clutching his hamstring to be replaced by Cheick Doukoure
Yaya Toure limped out of Cote d’Ivoire’s Afcon group decider against Cameroon on Wednesday evening.
The Manchester City ace required treatment following a challenge from Stephane Mbia but the 31-year-old was visibly limping and clutching his hamstring as he left the pitch to be replaced by Cheick Doukoure in the 82nd minute.
Defeat for Cote d’Ivoire would have raised the possibility of both Toure and Wilfried Bony returning in time to feature in City’s Premier League crunch clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
But Herve Renard’s men triumphed 1-0 courtesy of a Max Gradel strike in the 35th minute to reach the last eight of a tournament they are trying to win for the first time since 1992.
The Elephants will now face Algeria in Malabo on February 1 for a place in the semi-finals.