By Johnny Edward:
Super Eagles and Tianjin TEDA midfielder Mikel Obi is eager to return to action for club and country, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Mikel underwent surgery last month in London and has missed Tianjin TEDA's last six games.
The Nigerian international posted a picture of himself in the gym on his Instagram wall with a note beneath it emphasising how much he wants to be back playing.
"On the road to recovery. Can't wait to get back on the pitch with TEDA and my national team," Mikel posted on Saturday.
The former Chelsea midfielder is likely to miss the Super Eagles' 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa on 10 June.
The 30-year-old has scored once in three Chinese Super League appearances since joining Tianjing on a free from Chelsea in January.