Super Eagles’ preparation for the international friendly against Algeria on September 27 has been hit with another injury blow, this time concerning captain Ahmed Musa, Abbeylivenetwork.com reports.
According to a medical bulletin issued by Sivasspor via social media, Musa has a fracture in his left arm, effectively ruling him out of the trip to Oran.
? Ahmed Musa'nın sağlık durumu hakkında bilgilendirme. pic.twitter.com/nxyDySxi9Q
— Demir Grup Sivasspor (@Sivasspor) September 19, 2022
The 29-year-old was substituted in the nineteenth minute of Sivasspor’s 2-1 loss to Ankaragücü in a Turkish Super Lig encounter at the Eryaman Stadyumu on Sunday evening.
Musa received treatment on the pitch but had to be taken off due to an injury to his left arm.
The 29-year-old was subsequently replaced by Cameroon winger, Clinton N’Jie.
Nigeria has already been hit with several withdrawals necessitated by injury. QPR defender Leon Balogun pulled out of the game, allowing Sochaux centre-back Valentine Ozornwafor to take his spot.
Nottingham Forest’s Emmanuel Dennis has already been called up as a replacement for injured Adana Demirspor star Henry Onyekuru.
It would be recalled that injuries to the striking duo of Napoli’s Victor Osimhen and Real Sociedad’s Umar Sadiq earlier ruled them out of the trip to Oran next week.
Super Eagles head coach, Jose Peseiro is expected to name a replacement for the forward ahead of the game.