Torino wing-back Ola Aina is a major doubt for Nigeria 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles on Saturday reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Aina sustained a muscular injury while in action for Torino in Sunday’s 1-0 win over SPAL in an Italian Serie A clash according to a report on Italian website, Toro.it.
The 22 year old featured for 87 minutes before he was replaced by Alex Berenguer.
“I hope it is not a stretch, he (Aina) felt a kind of cramp,” Torino manager, Walter Mazzarri was quoted on Toro.it.
“He will leave for the National team as a regulation then they will visit him there.”
“The player has undergone examinations that has highlighted a small muscle problem in the biceps femoris of the left thigh.”
More tests are needed to ascertain the extent of the damage to the left femoral bicep the report also revealed.
Aina was sensationally dropped from the Super Eagles squad to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
The Chelsea loanee has made six appearances for the Super Eagles since he made his debut.