By Adeboye Amosu: Belgian club Anderlecht have debunked reports their Nigerian striker Henry Onyekuru no longer needs an operation following his injury and will soon be back in action for the team, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Onyekuru picked up the injury in Anderlecht’s 1-O league win against his former club K AS Eupen last weekend.
Tests later revealed that the 20- year old had torn his knee ligaments and he will have to go under the knife.
Anderlecht also maintained that Onyekuru will spend several months on the sidelines as a result of the injury.
“In some media the message appeared today that our striker Henry Onyekuru would not have to go under the knife after he was injured in the match against KAS Eupen,” a statement on Anderlecht website on Friday reads.
“Onyekuru immediately underwent the necessary examinations last weekend, after which the medical staff of RSC Anderlecht and the treating physician were of the opinion that an operation is inevitable. They also remain behind their position after these new statements that the Nigerian will have to undergo operation.
“In view of the severity of the injury, the attacker will be out of action for several months in order to be able to recover optimally. Further details are discussed with Onyekuru’s mother club Everton.”
Onyekuru joined Everton from Eupen at the beginning of the season but was immediately loaned out to Anderlecht where he has overcome a slow start to hit good form.
The youngster has scored nine goals in 19 league appearances and 10 goals in 28 games in all competitions despite playing mostly as a wide forward.