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Frank Onyeka makes full recovery from ankle injury, available for final Brentford game

May 19th 2022, 11:20:49 am

Frank Onyeka is in line to start for Brentford for the first time since suffering an ankle injury in the World Cup Qualifiers against Ghana

Frank Onyeka set to play for Brentford against Leeds United after recovering from an ankle injury (IMAGO/Sebastian Frej)

Super Eagles midfielder Frank Onyeka is in line to feature for Brentford in the Bees' final Premier League fixture for the 2021/22 season.

Reportedly having fully recovered from an ankle injury, Onyeka is available to play when Brentford welcome Leeds United to the Brentford Community Stadium on Sunday.

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The 24-year-old Nigerian international picked up the ankle injury during Nigeria's ill-fated final World Cup Qualifiers play-off against Ghana in March.

According to Jay Harris, The Athletic's Brentford reporter, Brentford manager Thomas Frank confirmed during his pre-match press conference that Onyeka is now back in training with the squad at Brentford.

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Harris took to his personal Twitter account on Thursday morning to confirm the news, stating that the Super Eagles midfielder could play a part in Sunday's fixture in the Premier League.

Harris tweeted: "Frank Onyeka is training with the squad and could be involved against Leeds on Sunday after recovering from an ankle injury. Saman Ghoddos "pushed hard" to be involved but is not ready."

Onyeka has not featured for Brentford since he returned from international duty with Super Eagles carrying the ankle injury.

Before then, Onyeka had to deal with being temporarily out of the Brentford starting XI since he returned from AFCON 2021 with the Nigerian national team.

Between late January when Onyeka returned to Brentford after AFCON 2021 and early March when he left for the World Cup qualifiers, Onyeka featured only three times for Brentford playing 104 minutes of football.

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