Issac Vorsah handed Ghana a major boost ahead of their FIFA World Cup™ quarter-final against Uruguay by returning to training on Tuesday. The experienced centre-back has not played since Ghana's opening match, a 1-0 win over Serbia, because of a knee injury, but is back on track to face the South Americans at Soccer City, Johannesburg, on Friday.

Vorsah's return will come as a major boost to coach Milovan Rajevac, who will be without suspended teenage defender Jonathan Mensah, who has stood in for Vorsah.

Rajevac is sweating on the fitness of leading striker Asamoah Gyan, who was restricted to light jogging on the sidelines of Tuesday's training session because of an ankle injury.

Portsmouth midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng, who aggravated a hamstring problem in the 2-1 extra-time win over the United States in the Round of 16, also sat out training and remains a major doubt for Friday's match.

Skipper John Mensah was also rested but the Sunderland defender regularly skips training because of a chronic back condition and is expected to be ready for Friday.