Oshaniwa Back In Hearts Training After Hamstring Knock

Oshaniwa Back In Hearts Training After Hamstring Knock

By Johnny Edward:

Super Eagles defender Juwon Oshaniwa returned to Hearts training on Thursday after he recovered fully from a niggling hamstring problem that kept him out of the team's sessions at the start of the week, Edinburgh News reports.

Oshaniwa who played all 90 minutes as Hearts spanked Partick Thistle 4-0 in last weekend's Scottish Premiership clash reportedly agreed to play last weekend because of a shortage of experienced defenders in the squad.

Blazej Augustyn was suspended and captain Alim Ozturk is recovering from hernia surgery, so the Nigerian was needed in the left-back position.

But it remains to be seen if coach Robbie Neilson will risk Oshaniwa who is not 100% fit.

The former FC Ashdod left-back has not been selected for the Nigeria squad for next weekend's 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Swaziland, and the international break offers the chance of a two-week rest for the Nigerian World Cup star.

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