Everton Confirms Onyekuru Won’t Be Needing Surgery, Set To Return Before End Of Season

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On loan Everton forward Henry Onyekuru who is back at the club receiving treatment after injuring his knee while in action for his loan side Anderlecht, won’t be needing surgery according to a statement by Everton.

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There have been confusion on if the 20 year old would undergo surgery with Anderlecht insisting he has to , while the forward said there won’t be any need for him to go under the knife.

Back at Everton where he is undergoing treatment, the club confirmed in an interview on their website on his progress that he won’t be needing surgery, and he is on track to play once again this season.

The news means he is still in with a chance of representing Nigeria at the World Cup, as opposed to when news had it that he could miss the global showpiece event as he is due out for the season.

Speaking on his recovery, Onyekuru who has nine goals in 14 league starts for Anderlecht thanked Everton for the love and care he has received since he commenced his treatment, saying it has played a role in speeding up his recovery.

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“It is amazing here,” Onyekuru told evertonfc.com. “The people are good people, always friendly and showing care. I feel love and with that love I will recover even more quickly.

“When I first got injured the whole picture was quite bad, but fortunately it was not as severe as we first feared… so, hopefully, I will be back and ready to play before the end of the season.

“The first aim is to get back and finish the season in Belgium. There will be a few weeks of the league season remaining, so it makes sense for me to end the season there and prepare for the World Cup.

“When I got knocked by the goalkeeper I felt so bad and was worried.

“But since I came here and started having my treatment I have been happy. I am smiling every day.”

Michael James