Rohr Gives Update On “Serious” Back Injury Suffered By Onazi During Senegal Friendly

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Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr has provided an update on the injury suffered by stand in captain Eddy Ogenyi Onazi during the 1-1 draw against Senegal.

Onazi was stretchered out of the pitch in the 25th minute after receiving a knee kick in his back from a Senegalese midfielder in the friendly games decided at The Hive.

The Trabzonspor midfielder was subsequently replaced by Hapoel Be’er Sheva John Ogu after receiving medical attention on the pitch which lasted for close to five minutes.

He later appeared on the bench of the Super Eagles in the second half, but his condition according to Gernot Rohr appears to be serious.

” He suffered a serious back injury. He’ll have a scan to ascertain the extent of his injury. We’ll observe Musa too before our next game against Burkina Faso”.

*Michael James reporting from London

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