2022 WC Playoff: Troost-Ekong Doubtful For Super Eagles Vs Ghana
William Troost-Ekong is a major doubt for Nigeria’s 2022 World Cup playoff against perennial rivals Ghana due to injury, reports Completesports.
Troost-Ekong was named in Nigeria’s provisional squad for the qualifiers by interim technical adviser Augustine Eguavoen on Friday.
The centre-back may however not be available for the games after picking up a hamstring injury in training with his Premier League club Watford.
” Troost-Ekong has suffered a similar injury (hamstring), and will be out “for the forseeable future” Watford manager Roy Hodgson told a press conference on Friday.
“It’s a muscle strain, the same with Troost-Ekong.
“It’s going to keep them (Troost-Ekong and Ismaila Sarr) both out of the equation for the foreseeable future, but I don’t know how long exactly.
“It’s not a minor thing, it’s not a knock, both have muscle strains, and that can take anything from a week to four weeks to recover from.”
Ghana will host the Super Eagles at the Cape Coast Stadium on March 25, while the reverse fixture will take place at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja four days later.