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Nigerian Footballer Troost-Ekong Undergoes Surgery

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Nigerian Footballer Troost-Ekong Undergoes Surgery

Super Eagles captain, William Troost-Ekong is set to miss the rest of this season, after undergoing a successful surgery in Finland.

The 30-year-old was part of the Nigerian team that lost 2-1 to Côte d’Ivoire in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final.

He sustained the injury during Nigeria’s second Group A game at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

 

Nigerian Footballer Troost-Ekong Undergoes Surgery

 

It has now emerged that Troost-Ekong picked up a hamstring problem during the group stages of the continental tournament.

This led to the defender sitting out the final group game against Guinea-Bissau.

However, Troost-Ekong played on with the injury, including 120 minutes against South Africa in the semi-final, and broke Stephen Keshi’s top-scoring Nigerian defender at AFCON record.

The Nigerian international is now in Finland to undergo surgery to repair a ruptured biceps femoris in his right leg.

Interestingly, despite being a minor surgery, Troost-Ekong is expected to return to his club towards the end of the season.