Lagos - Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Onazi faces a minimum
of one week on the sidelines, after sustaining an injury during the second leg
of the World Cup qualifying fixture against Swaziland on Tuesday in Port
The Lazio midfielder was handed the captain's armband in the
last 17 minutes of that contest after the ineffective Ahmed Musa was replaced
with Seattle Sounders hero Obafemi Martins.
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Club medics conducted tests at Paideia Clinic to determine
the extent of Onazi's injury on Thursday afternoon and their prognosis is the
defensive midfielder suffered a grade one muscle injury.
''The tests which were carried out showed the presence of a
grade one strain of the adductor longus in the right thigh,” Lazio said in a
press release published on their official webpage.
''The athlete will start specialized treatment today, and
the recovery time will be determined after additional tests in a week or 10
Since this season began, the former Golden Eaglets star has
found game time difficult to come by in the Serie A, with only five appearances
to his name out of a possible 12, but has been involved in six games for the Biancocelesti
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