Middlesbrough’s medical staff will assess Kenneth Omeruo’s injury on his return after sustaining a groin injury while on international duty with Nigeria at the weekend.
Omeruo was substituted after just 13 minutes of Nigeria’s 1-1 draw with South Africa in Nelspruit, and is considered a major doubt for the remainder of the campaign.
The Chelsea loanee received extensive treatment on the sidelines prior to his replacement while extent of the injury will not be clear until detailed tests are conducted as the initial prognosis from the Nigerian camp was not positive.
The injury represents the latest setback in what has proved a difficult campaign for Omeruo, with his role in the Middlesbrough squad becoming increasingly peripheral.
He has only made 17 Championship starts all season, and has not featured at all in seven of Boro’s last eight games.
He remains a useful squad member, but last week’s signing of Fernando Amorebieta means Aitor Karanka is reasonably well stocked at centre-half, with Daniel Ayala, Ben Gibson and Jonathan Woodgate also competing for a place in the starting line-up.
This is Omeruo’s second season on loan at the Riverside, but even if Chelsea are willing to release him for a third successive campaign, he is unlikely to be back for a third time come the end of the summer.4years ago My wife left me,because i was too WEAK in bed,but today she calls me Bed Champion.Now i finally discovered a Natural Solution that forces women to ask for more. " - CLICK HERE To See My Breakthrough. Men, eat this fruit & you will get a bigger penis size. How I Permanently Cured My Premature Ejaculation And Low Sperm Count Problem Without Any Side Effects Within 72hrs.And Confidently Last Over 35 Minutes Per Round In Bed.