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OFFICIAL: Iwobi Ruled Out For Three Weeks With Ankle Ligament Injury

OFFICIAL: Iwobi Ruled Out For Three Weeks With Ankle Ligament Injury

Everton have announced that Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi will be sidelined for around three weeks with ankle ligament injury.

The Toffees disclosed this in a statement released on Sunday.

Iwobi suffered the injury in Friday’s Emirates FA Cup third round fixture at Manchester United which Everton lost 3-1.

The former Arsenal man twisted his ankle following a challenge by United’s Tyrell Malacia and had to be stretchered off.

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The statement from Everton read:”Alex Iwobi is expected to be out for around three weeks with the ankle ligament injury sustained against Manchester United on Friday.

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“The Everton midfielder was taken off on a stretcher early in the second half of the FA Cup tie at Old Trafford.

“Scan results on Saturday confirmed a lateral ligament injury that will be managed conservatively by the Club’s medical team at Finch Farm.”

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  • Iwobi is lucky as luck itself…..A torn Ligament can would have ruled him out for the season…..Three weeks only?…..From what I saw in the tackle I saw his ankle Going 90 degrees and I was devastated…… Thank God for this news…… Iwobi is SE’s star player this season and we need him moving forward

    • Absolutely, AKP.

      You are bang on the money. Iwobi being absent from the Super Eagles squad is akin to Neymar being sidelined for Brazil.

      Iwobi has slowly become one of the most senior and mature heads for the Super Eagles who is still expected to command 90 minutes playing time for Nigeria.

      Others like Ekong, Balogun, and Etebo are no longer guaranteed 90 minutes Super Eagles playing time. The likes of Musa and Ighalo are no longer even wanted in the team by a phalanx of Super Eagles fans (to which I don’t belong, by the way).

      Which makes Iwobi an inspirational presence on and off the pitch for Nigeria.

      I join you in wishing him even speedier recovery.

  • I advised Nigeria footballers to stay off English football because they never protected us. Not even red card was awarded for such tackle

  • Four four 2 1 year ago

    I still believe his absence against Ghana cost SE the world cup . We missed his slick and penetrative passes which would given us a goal or two

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