Chinese Super League outfit Shanghai Shenhua on Thursday confirmed that their injured striker Obafemi Martins had travelled to England to undergo surgery.
The 33-year-old is set to spend about seven months on the sidelines after suffering a hamstring injury in his right knee in Tuesday’s Asian Champions League encounter against Kashima Antlers.
Martins, who played for Newcastle United and Birmingham City in England, was replaced after his injury.
Shenhua were dumped out of the tournament after a 2-2 stalemate at Hongkou Stadium.
The former Seattle Sounders attacker has scored three league goals for Shenhua, who are placed sixth in the Chinese Super League.
Confederation Cup: Enyimba aim to outwit Bidvest Wits
Former African Champions, Enyimba of Aba are aiming to beat Bidvest Wits, when they clash in today’s CAF Confederation Cup first leg in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Enyimba striker, Oluwadamilare Ojo said Enyimba will bank on their experience to shock Bidvest in front of their fans.
6. FOOTBALL:- Everton Loanee Henry Still In Danger Of Missing World Cup, Martins for surgery in England
Everton loanee Henry Onyekuru is still in danger of missing the 2018 World Cup.
La Dernière Heure says Anderlecht tested the knee of the Nigeria international yesterday and the earliest possibility of the striker resuming full training with the first team is two weeks.
He suffered a serious knee injury in a Belgian First Division A tie against Eupen three days before Christmas and it was thought he would be out of action for the remainder of the season.
Before the 20-year-old’s spell on the sidelines, he scored 10 goals in 28 matches across all competitions.