Galatasaray of Turkey attacker, Henry Onyekuru has apparently been hit with another injury blow, as reports out of the country where he plies his trade indicate that the lad on loan from Everton of England has copped a hamstring complaint.
Although Onyekuru showed no signs of discomfort when he played as a substitute twice with the Super Eagles in their back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Libya, footballllive.ng learnt he could now be out of action for up to six weeks.
Should that prove to be the case, then Onyekuru may end up missing the Eagles’ next AFCON 2019 qualifier, away to South Africa on November 17, and thereby arouse fresh memories of how a similar injury stopped him from going to the World Cup.
That injury, which occurred in December 2017, eventually caused a breakdown of relations between Onyekuru and officials at his former club, RSC Anderlecht, which ultimately caused the KAS Eupen of Belgium revelation to seek another club to ply his trade with on loan this season.
That decision took him to his current base in Istanbul, but latest reports now reveal he could be heading for fresh blight, as Onyekuru will likely be out of action for six weeks following a hamstring injury.
The Aspire Academy of Qatar product, who got an assist on the Eagles’ fourth goal in their 4-0 trouncing of Libya in Uyo, will miss Galatasaray’s three UEFA Champions League matches and a Turkish Super Lig Istanbul derby against Fenerbache.
This comes after Galatasaray stated on their official website that the striker suffered an in injury while on international duty with the Eagles.
After arriving in Turkey, Onyekuru underwent tests and club medics said he suffered a second degree strain and bleeding on the left side of his upper back muscle.
The earliest possible date Onyekuru is now expected to return to the pitch is November 15, two days before Nigeria’s next AFCON 2019 qualification fixture against South Africa.