After undergoing surgery to address a groin injury he sustained during the international break, Taiwo Awoniyi, the striker for the Super Eagles, is anticipated to be ruled out of the 2023 African Cup of Nations.
The striker will be sidelined for “months,” according to Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper, who confirmed the news. This means he won’t be able to participate in the African showpiece, which takes place in Ivory Coast in January 2024.
“We’ll definitely see him again this season, but it’s groin surgery so it will take a little while”
“It’s bad news on Taiwo, he’s had to have surgery and he is going to be out for months,
“We’ll support him and try to get him back as quick and as fit as he can be, but it’s a really unfortunate situation and a blow for him.
“He’s become an important player for us with the goals he’s scored. He’s such a good guy and a good professional who is desperate to do well, so to get an injury like this is harsh on him.
“We’ve got to support him through the process of coming back stronger,” Cooper said
The 26-year-old has scored four goals in 10 Premier League appearances for Forest this season. And he was also pivotal in the Eagles qualification for the tournament.
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