Friday Feb 05, 2021. 13:00
Nigeria international Samuel Chukwueze has undergone successful surgery on his groin according to his Spanish club, Villarreal CF.
The speedy winger picked up the injury during Villarreal’s 4-0 win over Celta Vigo in a La Liga game early last month.
The Yellow Submarine have now announced that the 21-year-old player and his teammate Ruben Pena underwent operations.
“Samuel Chukwueze, who has been out injured receiving treatment for discomfort in his groin, has undergone surgery this morning [Thursday] by Doctor Ulrike Muschaweck in Munich, hoping to definitively relieve him of the said pain,” a club statement read.
“Ruben Pena suffered muscle damage to his left hamstring in yesterday’s Copa del Rey quarter-final against Levante. Both footballers’ recovery time will depend on how they progress.”
Chukwueze, who has netted once in 17 La Liga games this season, recently became the youngest centurion for Villarreal.
The left-footed player achieved this when he featured for Yellow Submarine in their 4-1 victory over Zamora in a Copa del Rey encounter on 5 January 2021.
At 21 years, seven months and 11 days, Chukwueze broke the record set by Argentina international and AC Milan centre back Mateo Musacchio.
Musacchio reached the centenary mark aged 21 years, 11 months and 20 days.