The young Nigerian is with Anderlecht for the season and suffered the injury over-stretching for a ball while playing for the Belgian club yesterday.
He will undergo an operation to correct the damage after which doctors will be able to put a timescale on his return.
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1 Posted 24/12/2017 at 08:07:37
2 Posted 24/12/2017 at 09:24:35
3 Posted 24/12/2017 at 11:24:22
4 Posted 24/12/2017 at 11:54:44
6 Posted 24/12/2017 at 13:16:36
Merry Christmas everybody 🎄✨
7 Posted 24/12/2017 at 13:20:03
Regarding his inability to get the international caps to qualify him for Premier League status (I'm not sure of the mechanics of that), surely there has to be some dispensation or special arrangement that can be applied?
This might potentially deter any predators who are allegedly sniffing around though, I guess.
8 Posted 24/12/2017 at 14:14:36
9 Posted 24/12/2017 at 14:17:00
10 Posted 24/12/2017 at 15:31:13
I haven't seen the report Lyndon cites that it's a medial ligament Anderlecht's announcement was that he "tore knee ligaments" but if so it MAY be less dire... MCL injuries sometimes require lesser surgery and have a shorter recovery time than ACL injuries like the one Bolasie suffered.
Anderlecht's press release goes on: “He will soon be operated on and the medical staff are in close contact with their counterparts at Everton to determine where the surgery will be.”
Henry is tied for second-top scorer in the Belgian Jupiler League with 9 goals in 19, and has 10 in 28 in all competitions.
However, there were signs that Anderlecht wasn't quite the situation for him that Everton would have hoped. He was consistently played on the wing rather than his preferred striker position by his coach, Hein Vanhaezebrouck, who just this week ripped Henry a new one in explaining why.
“It does not make much sense to put Onyekuru at the center, but when he is standing there, he does not move, and he just moves to the left... he always let himself down,” Vanhaezebrouck was quoted as saying by Voetbalkrant. “He does score now and then, but the last few weeks have not been as good either, his contribution went down.”
Perhaps in the wake of that comment Henry was trying extra hard against Eupen, his former club now managed by Claude Makelele. We'll never know. But as Tom (#9) points out, this does probably take him off the January transfer market (Man Utd, Barca and Fiorentina were also rumoured pursuers along with Juve) and ensures that he'll return to us in the summer. Hold a good thought that he's able to play by August.
11 Posted 24/12/2017 at 17:51:52
12 Posted 25/12/2017 at 04:34:16
Steve Ferns post3 . Yes thats the likely scenario.
13 Posted 25/12/2017 at 09:31:51
14 Posted 25/12/2017 at 10:48:00
15 Posted 25/12/2017 at 13:03:00
16 Posted 25/12/2017 at 18:45:50
BBC themselves have reported as much, saying that here would be absolutely no restrictions in any club making a bid for him. Juventus have enquired about him and other clubs have done the same, "reportedly". You okay with that?
17 Posted 25/12/2017 at 18:59:05
18 Posted 25/12/2017 at 21:12:39
19 Posted 26/12/2017 at 03:39:33
20 Posted 28/12/2017 at 10:53:15
He was top scorer in Belgium last season and joint top this season when he got injured so he was doing pretty well.
21 Posted 28/12/2017 at 15:46:39
Speaking exclusively to AOIFootball.com from his base in Belgium, Onyekuru said that medics at Everton have reviewed the Magnetic Resonance Imagery (MRI) results and also the extent of damage to the leg, while clearing that the player and that he will be back on his feet in about six weeks as against the 12-15 weeks earlier reported in the media.
“Everton called for me to come back. They saw the picture of the MRI and they said I wont need surgery. So hopefully, I will just go through the treatment and wont need it,” the former KAS Eupen forward said.
22 Posted 29/12/2017 at 00:32:14
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