Mikel Obi, a former Nigeria Super Eagles captain and now Trabzonspor of Turkey midfielder has received clean bill of health to play a part in his club’s Super Lig home game at the Medical Park Stadium on Saturday, completesports.com reports.
Mikel, 32, limped off from training on Monday over a suspected thigh injury, raising concerns over his availability for Saturday’s clash as Trabzonspor continue their push for the Turkish top flight crown.
But on Tuesday, the former Chelsea midfielder was a guest of the team’s medics where he passed through checks and Magnetic Resonance Imaging, MRI test.
After the checks, Mikel was found with no serious injury worry and was subsequently given an all clear to be involved in the tie against Gaziantep FK.
Yasar Kibar Given, chairman of Trabzonspor Medical Department and Chief Surgeon said afterwards that the injury was not serious and that Mikel is fit to play against Gaziantep.
“Today, our player, (John Obi Mikel), as a result of examinations and MRI taken as a result of a 1 thigh front muscle is determined (free) to play”, Guven told the club’s website.
” The player will play the match on the day of Gaziantep FK, certainly he will”.
Trabzonspor are joint second in the standings with Sivasspor on12 points after seven rounds of matches.
Alayaspor are top on the table with 14 points.
Mikel linked up with compatriot, Ogenyi Onazi, at Trabzonspor prior to the start of the current campaign on a two season contract Middlesbrough’s, an English Championship side where he spent just a season on return from a season spell with Tiajin TEDA of China.
Before his Chinese Super League, CSL move, Mikel spent 11seasons at Chelsea, a club he joined in 2006 from Lyn Oslo, Norway.Copyright © 2020 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 The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.