Again, injury knocks out Osaze Odemwingie
Super Eagles striker, Peter Osaze Odemwingie, has been ruled out of action for the next two weeks after sustaining a hamstring injury in training, his club’s website announced yesterday.
The Stoke City striker recently returned from another spell out injured but the club’s manager, Mark Hughes, who was hoping to make the best use of the Nigerian this season, confirmed yesterday that he would miss the Potters’ next two games.
Odemwingie endured a frustrating 2014/15 campaign after suffering knee ligament damage in the 1-0 triumph over Manchester City last August.
He, however, make a full recovery back from that to feature in the latter stages of last season, and built upon that during the Potters’ hectic pre-season schedule.
Odemwingie stepped off the bench against Liverpool in last Sunday’s 2015/16 curtain-raiser, but will take no part in Saturday’s trip to White Hart Lane.
“Unfortunately, Peter has got a hamstring strain and is likely to miss the next couple of weeks,” Hughes said at the pre-match press conference.
“It’s disappointing for him because he has worked tremendously hard throughout pre-season.”
Meanwhile, former Barcelona star, Bojan, has been pencilled in to take part in the under 21s fixture against Wolves at the Britannia Stadium tomorrow morning, as he continues his rehabilitation back from a long-term injury.