Obafemi Martins has been declared fit after more 2 months out for Seattle Sounders
Nigerian and Seattle Sounders striker Obafemi Martins is back after almost two months out with a groin injury.
Martins picked up the groin injury which he picked up on Tuesday June 16 in a 3-1 defeat to the Portland Timbers.
The former Inter Milan striker went down in the 87th minute and was taken off the field on a stretcher.
After that game, Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid revealed that Martins could be sideline three to six weeks.
“It doesn’t require surgery,” Schmid told reporters after a session of training.
“So that’s a positive situation. But we’ve got to see how many weeks [it’s going to take].”
Martins would be looking to return against the LA Galaxy so as to earn a call-up from Super Eagles new coach, Sunday Oliseh.
The former Inter Milan striker last played for the Super Eagles of Nigeria a 2013 in FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Kenya and is eye a return under Oliseh.
Martins has been on form for his MLS side Seattle Sounders and has scored 17 goals and 13 assists in his second season in America.
"Things have changed at home and if the new coach [Sunday Oliseh] said he wants me to play for Nigeria again, I’d jump at the chance,” the striker told BBC Sport.
“The opportunity to represent a country of over 170 million people doesn’t come often and I will never turn it down.
“But right now I’m just focusing on giving my best to Seattle Sounders and take it from there.”
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