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Henry Onyekuru Surgery not required for Eagles striker

After careful assessment by Everton's medical team, Onyekuru's injury lay-off won't be as lengthy as feared

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Henry Onyekuru play Onyekuru ready to fight for world cup place (Getty Images)

Super Eagles striker Henry Onyekuru has been cleared for rehabilitation by the Everton medical team who rules he won't require surgery.

The pacey forward who got injured while on loan at Anderlecht from parent club Everton, was said to require surgery which would have ruled him out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Henry Onyekuru play Onyekuru was injured while on loan at Anderlecht, and supposedly required surgery (Instagram/Henry Onyekuru)


Contrary to  earlier reports, after a series of examinations, the Goodison Park medical staff concluded the front man would undergo rehabilitation for a month and no surgery is required.

According to AOI Football Onyekuru said “Yes, the doctor said I am not going to need any surgery yet. My legs are improving every day. So, we should wait for a month rehab to check it again,”

Henry Onyekuru play Henry Onyekuru should be back in time for the world cup (Twitter/Henry Onyekuru)


The former KAS Eupen hit man also said he feels fine and after the month-long rehabilitation, he would be back and better.

This news should excite Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr as well as football loving Nigerians, who have high hopes for the young forward at the FIFA World Cup later this year in Russia.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Monday, June 5 held the initiation of new players at the Le Meridien Hotel in Uyo.

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