Super Eagles defender, Shehu Abdullahi, could most likely miss the rest of Nigeria’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations campaign due to a hamstring injury.
Abdullahi who was stretchered out in the first forty-five of the Super Eagles hard-earned 1-0 win over Burundi on Saturday and was replaced by Chidozie Awaziem.
The Bursaspor player had shrugged off an injury-plagued season with his Turkish club, to make Gernot Rohr’s squad to the biennial African football showpiece.
Unfortunately, the team’s medics did not place a time frame on his full recovery, media officer Toyin Ibitoye told Goal that the right-back would be shunned for Wednesday’s game against Guinea in Alexandria.
“Shehu is fine but may need just a few days to be back to absolute best,” Ibitoye said.
While Rohr remained uncertain as to the extent of the injury, it is understood that he will not risk worsening the injury with other options available for selection.
With hamstring injuries usually taking two to three weeks to heal, it remains to be seen if Abdullahi can still play a part in Egypt.
Therefore, It's a tragedy that the Super Eagles No.12 may not feature again for the three-time African kings in Egypt.