Villarreal coach provides Chukwueze injury update that will worry Rohr, Super Eagles fans
Published: September 13, 2021
Villarreal coach provides Chukwueze injury update that will worry Rohr, Super Eagles fans
Villarreal manager Unai Emery has provided an update on Samuel Chukwueze that will worry Super Eagles fans and Gernot Rohr after the Spaniard revealed that the winger's recovery from injury is not going according to plan.

The Nigeria international has all but been ruled out of the Yellow Submarine's opening match in the UEFA Champions League against Atalanta BC at the Estadio de la CerĂ¡mica on Tuesday night.

In late May, Chukwueze underwent an operation to fix an injury to his left leg, an ailment that saw him miss the Europa League showpiece versus Manchester United.

The 2015 U17 World Cup winner sustained a muscle injury during the second leg of the 2020-2021 Europa League semifinal at Arsenal, only for him to suffer a relapse in the days leading up to the final in Gdansk.

Speaking at Monday's press conference, Emery said on Chukwueze: "He's going a little bit slower than we wanted to and we still want to go cautiously with him."

Chukwueze has missed the four competitive matches contested by Villarreal in the new season and was left out of the Super Eagles roster for their World Cup qualifiers against Liberia and Cape Verde this month.

Rohr is expected to name his squad for the double header against Central African Republic before the end of September.

Igho Kingsley

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