Henry Onyekuru suffers World Cup blow with medial ligament injury

Henry Onyekuru

Super Eagles forward, Henry Onyekuru, is out for the rest of the season after tearing his medial ligament playing for Anderlecht.

The 20-year-old, who is on loan from Everton, was injured during Friday’s 1-0 win over his former club Eupen and was taken off on a stretcher in the 78th minute.

Onyekuru cost Everton £6.8million in the summer.

He has scored nine goals this season playing as a winger.

However, scans on Saturday confirmed his worst fears that his season is over as he faces surgery and a lengthy rehabilitation.

Onyekuru’s injury comes as a blow to Anderlecht, who sit third in Belgium’s top division.

His injury also makes it highly unlikely that he will add to his Nigeria caps at next year’s World Cup in Russia.