Eagles Skipper Mikel to play against Argentina despite hand fracture

Eagles Skipper Mikel to play against Argentina despite hand fracture

Super Eagles Captain John Obi Mikel is likely to play in Nigeria’s decisive World Cup Group D match against Argentina on Tuesday despite nursing a fracture in his left hand.

 


The 31-year-old former Chelsea midfielder suffered the injury during stoppage time in the African team’s 2-0 win over Iceland on Friday.

 

“Unfortunately our captain has a fracture but I think he will be able to play with a splint,” Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr said in an interview published by NFF on Sunday. “Our medical team is looking after it.”

 

Eagles will progress to the round of 16 if they win Tuesday’s match in Saint Petersburg.

 

A draw will also see them advance if Croatia beat Iceland.

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