Signed by Everton over the summer for around £8m, the Nigerian striker was sent out on loan to Anderlecht for the season in a bid to gain more experience and build up enough club and international appearances to qualify for a work permit to play in the Premier League.
Onyekuru suffered a serious knee injury playing against his old club Eupen this past week, though, and while he himself has doubted he would need surgery, Anderlecht have now announced that he damaged a medial ligament and will, under the recommendations of their medical staff, need to go under the knife.
While the 21-year-old escaped a feared ACL rupture, he will still require months of rehabilitation that will likely end his season prematurely, prompting the need for discussions between Anderlecht and Everton over another potential loan deal for next season.
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1 Posted 29/12/2017 at 16:52:32
2 Posted 29/12/2017 at 17:20:50
However, a decision to operate would likely depend on the severity and/or location of the tear. I cannot imagine a decision concerning surgery happening without collaborating with Everton's medical team.
3 Posted 29/12/2017 at 18:13:57
Very confusing, but then when are things not confusing where Everton are concerned?
4 Posted 29/12/2017 at 19:14:14
Can't blame the training this time though! See Magic Man Walsh is off to sign another bum.
5 Posted 29/12/2017 at 19:33:18
Sepp Blatter probably has shares in the medical team doing repairs in Belgium.
Such a shame for the young guy he looked good and lively, good first touch at Celtic recently.
6 Posted 29/12/2017 at 20:58:09
Aside from the usual knee-jerk pessimism and negativity that so often pervades these threads, what on earth makes you describe Cenk Tosun as "a bum".
He is a single-minded striker who displays a high level of skill and opportunism. Given that we have a toothless attack at the best of times and a manager who likes to play 9 behind the ball at all times, we could use one.
7 Posted 30/12/2017 at 00:33:46
If he is out for the rest of the season, will that scupper our chances of having him available for registering for next season?
8 Posted 30/12/2017 at 01:41:36
9 Posted 30/12/2017 at 09:54:01
10 Posted 30/12/2017 at 19:24:48
11 Posted 31/12/2017 at 18:48:27
12 Posted 02/01/2018 at 15:05:21
13 Posted 02/01/2018 at 15:22:21
Anyway the two year period ends in the summer as he was there the previous year. He will have to wait the full 24 months and so might arrive here in August and miss all of pre-season.
14 Posted 02/01/2018 at 22:40:33
15 Posted 03/01/2018 at 14:17:57
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