Nigeria and Anderlecht Forward Henry Onyekuru has picked up a devastating injury that could keep him out of action for between 8-17 weeks after surgery.
Anderlecht announced on Saturday that the 20-year-old tore a Medial ligament on his knee.
Onyekuru picked up the injury during the Belgian champions 1-0 win against his former club KAS Eupen on Friday.
He is due to undergo surgery with the permission of his parent club, Everton, according to the report on Anderlecht’s website.
— RSC Anderlecht (@rscanderlecht) December 23, 2017
Onyekuru could return in time before the end of the current season, however it is unknown if this current injury could hinder his world cup chances.
What a great year it has been for me, thank you to everyone that has supported me, especially the Almighty God. I hope to return back to fitness soon and will be back fitter & stronger in the new year. ✌🏿
— Henry Onyekuru (@henryconyekuru) December 23, 2017