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Spartak confirm Nigerian midfielder ruled out for 6-months due to achilles tendon injury

Moses' time against Ural Yekaterinburg was cut short after he suffered a first-half injury in the 33rd minute with his club leading 1-0.

Victor Moses sustained an injury in Spartak Moscow's Russian league match against Ural on Saturday

Russian Premier League Spartak Moscow has confirmed that former Super Eagles winger, Victor Moses will undergo surgery following an Achilles tendon injury he sustained in the team's 2-0 win over Ural Yekaterinburg on Saturday.

The 31-year-old is expected to stay out of football action for the next six months at the completion of his surgery.

The record Russian championship holders confirmed on Monday that the former Nigeria international will undergo surgery for his injury.

"Spartak midfielder Victor Moses, who was injured in the RPL 4th round match in Yekaterinburg, underwent a medical examination," the official statement on the club's website said.

"The Nigerian has been diagnosed with an Achilles tendon injury. The player will have to undergo surgery. It will take about six months to recover from the injury.

"We wish Viktor a speedy return to the field!".

Moses suffered the injury in the 32nd minute of the fiercely contested match and had to be stretchered off the field. The former Chelsea player was later seen leaving the stadium on crutches.

Moses had started what was his fourth game of the new season for Spartak when they travelled to Yekaterinburg on Saturday.

Dutch international Quincy Promes scored the first goal of the game to put Spartak ahead before Moses' time on the pitch was cut short due to an injury, with him being substituted in the 33rd minute.

Before the break, Aleksandr Sobolev added a second to make it 2-0 for the visitors.

Moses has so far, scored two goals and recorded two assists in four league appearances for his club this season.

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