Watford have been rocked by the news midfielder Peter Etebo will not play again in 2021 due to a torn quad muscle.
The Stoke loanee sustained the injury at the end of Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Newcastle and the Hornets confirmed his anticipated long-term absence on Thursday.
A club statement said Etebo “is expected to be out for between four to five months” in a blow to boss Xisco Munoz.
The Nigeria international was introduced in the 75th minute against the Magpies but had started the club’s first four games in the Premier League this season.
Munoz will have Tom Cleverley available for the trip to Leeds on Saturday despite the ex-Manchester United midfielder being forced off with suspected concussion at the weekend.
Cleverley was reported to be “feeling dizzy at half-time” after a collision with Newcastle goalkeeper Karl Darlow but has passed the concussion return-to-training protocols and is in contention for Saturday.Copyright © 2022 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.
Wow, a bad one for SE and watford.
This is a very bad one is is ruled out of the World Cup.
Lets hope Onyeka can step up
@ ugo, etobo is not rule out of world cup, He will only miss actions for the remaining part of 2021. If we qualify world cup is in 2022 now.
No afcon for etebo, wow what a blow. I guess its time to bring in nwobodo obinna or yusuf alhassan players who can be creative as well as defensive in midfield. Even nwakali should have a look in.
Bonke and frank are basically defensive midfielders they are not ball playing midfielders and will offer little to no creativity in the Super Eagles.
Etebo was capable of scoring goals, we need someone who could replace him and bring his exact skillset to the National team.
Jack Ipalibo will also do a good job for Nigeria. If not then we can call Tom Dele Bashiru.
Kingsley Michael is a central midfielder who can also function in the defensive midfield.
You got this accurately but Rohr will never have the brains to scout this players.
Get better soon Etebo. Anderson Esiti and Semi Ajayi will provide cover.
Esiti and Ajayi as cover for Etebo. SMH!
Azubuike Okechukwu is a perfect replacement.
See names from deffrent angles!!! Even Rohr gann will be rumbling with these names we are mentioning. Nigeria is bless sa.