Everton loanee, Henry Onyekuru will face a long injury layoff and will have to undergo knee surgery after suffering a ligament injury in Anderlecht’s 1-0 win over Eupen in the Belgian First Division A on Friday.
Onyekuru was stretchered off the pitch in the 78th minute after a collision with Eupen goalkeeper Hendrik Van Crombrugge.
The player’s parent club, Everton has been contacted by Anderlecht medical team about his injury to determine where he will have the surgical operation.
Anderlecht wrote on its official website, ”The medical staff of RSCA reports after extensive medical research that Henry Onyekuru has torn his medial bond. Onyekuru will soon be operated on.
”The medical staff is in close contact with his parent club Everton to determine where the Nigerian will go under.”
Onyekuru is the club’s top scorer this season with nine league goals from nineteen appearances.
The 20-year-old had been in contention to be included in Nigeria’s squad list for the World Cup.