The 23-year-old is a doubt for the Tremendous Eagles’ upcoming Afcon qualifiers after he limped off with an damage of their win at Dijon
Bordeaux supervisor Jean-Louis Gasset has confirmed Samuel Kalu suffered a recurring thigh damage 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 damage 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 in opposition to Benin and Lesotho on March 27 and 30 respectively.
“For Samuel Kalu, it is a (recurring) drawback behind the thigh,” Gasset instructed the media after Sunday’s match.
The winger is predicted to bear extra medical examinations to find out the severity of the damage both right this moment 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 might be effectively changed by both 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 thigh damage in October through the nation’s pleasant outing in opposition to Algeria which stored him on the therapy desk for over a month.
He returned to motion on November 20 for the Girondins’ 1-Zero win at Rennes however the damage reoccurred seven days later and put him on the sidelines for one more lengthy interval, and he made his return in a goalless draw in opposition to 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 a direct restoration to Jean-Louis Gasset’s workforce per week later.
Thus far 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.