Super Eagles: Medics allay Ajayi’s injury fears

Super Eagles: Medics allay Ajayi’s injury fears

Al Ahly of Egypt and Nigeria international Junior Ajayi received a boost on Monday night after he learnt that the injury he sustained in Saturday’s CAF Champions League victory win over Botswana side Township Rollers is nothing serious.

Ajayi was substituted in the 41st minute of the game at the National Stadium in Gaborone which his Egyptian side won 1-0, a result which took Ahly to second spot in the group, four points clear of their opponents.

The former Shooting Stars forward was replaced by Islam Mohareb after a knee complaint in which it was feared that his ligaments might have been affected after a nasty hit by a Rollers defender.

It was feared that the 22-year old would miss between three and four months of action with Al Ahly General manager Mohammed Yousif stating that Ajayi looked to have suffered a cut in the knee ligaments. 

However, the result of tma further MRI and CT scan conducted at the Saudi German hospital in Cairo confirmed that no ligament was affected and the striker will be back within a fortnight.

Medics confirmed that the former Nigeria Under-23 international will be back running within two weeks after which the technical crew will decide when he will be introduced to match situation.

As a result of the injury, Ajayi will miss Al Ahly’s 2018/19 Egyptian Premier League season opener against Ismaily FC on Thursday in Cairo while targeting his return to first team duties in the league game against Wadi Degla on August 21.

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