Nigeria captain sustains injury ahead of AFCON qualifiers

Nigeria captain sustains injury ahead of AFCON qualifiers
William Troost-Ekong

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Feb 19, 2023. 15:00

Nigeria vice-captain William Troost-Ekong has sustained an injury ahead of next month’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.

The experienced defender’s Italian club US Salernitana have announced that he will be out for two weeks due to an injury with Nigeria set to face Guinea-Bissau in the AFCON qualifiers

The Serie A club issued the following statement on their official website.

“The US Salernitana 1919 communicates that William Troost-Ekong underwent an MRI and CAT scan at the Centro Polidiagnostico Check-Up which showed a fracture of the tibial plateau following a blunt trauma,” a club statement read.

“The athlete has already started the physiotherapy protocol and will carry out new diagnostic checks in two weeks.”

Meanwhile, Salernitana also announced that Senegal internatiopnal Boulaye Dia is still busy with his injury rehabilitation.

“Boulaye Dia, following a game trauma during the last Hellas Verona – Salernitana championship match, suffered a hematoma on his right calf,” another club statement read.

“The athlete will continue his rehabilitation process.”

Dia is Salernitana’s top scorer in Serie A with eight goals this term and it is unclear whether the deadly forward will be available for Senegal’s AFCON qualifiers against Mozambique next month.

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