The 23-year-old is a doubt for the Tremendous Eagles’ upcoming Afcon qualifiers after he limped off with an harm of their win at Dijon
Bordeaux supervisor Jean-Louis Gasset has confirmed Samuel Kalu suffered a recurrence of a thigh harm of their 3-1 Ligue win over Dijon on Sunday.
Kalu was changed within the 16th minute by Nicolas de Preville when he was making his 18th look within the French top-flight this marketing campaign.
The harm replace comes as a blow for Gernot Rohr, who has included the 23-year-old within the Tremendous Eagles’ 24-man squad for his or her Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixtures towards Benin and Lesotho, on March 27 and 30, respectively.
“For Samuel Kalu, it is a [recurring] downside behind the thigh,” Gasset informed the media after Sunday’s match.
The winger is anticipated to bear extra medical examinations to find out the severity of the harm, both on Monday or Tuesday.
Kalu was chosen alongside Ahmed Musa, Moses Simon, Alex Iwobi, Victor Osimhen, Kelechi Iheanacho, Samuel Chukwueze and Sadiq Umar in Nigeria’s frontline however he may very well be properly changed by one in all Galatasaray’s Henry Onyekuru, Genk’s Paul Onuachu or Lorient’s Terem Moffi, who’ve been placed on stand-by.
The Nigeria worldwide began his struggles with a thigh harm in October throughout the nation’s pleasant outing towards Algeria, which stored him on the remedy desk for over a month.
He returned to motion on November 20 within the Girondins’ 1-Zero win at Rennes, however the harm reoccurred seven days later and put him on the sidelines for one more lengthy interval, and he made his return in a goalless draw towards Metz on January 6.
The 23-year-old suffered a setback once more final month throughout Bordeaux’s 3-Zero loss to Lille however he shook it off and made an instantaneous restoration to Jean-Louis Gasset’s crew every week later.
To this point this season, Kalu has contributed 4 targets and an help in 18 Ligue 1 video games for Bordeaux, who sit 11th within the league desk with 36 factors from 29 matches.