Anderlecht confirm Onyekuru needs surgery

Friday, 29 December, 2017 0comments  |  Jump to last

Henry Onyekuru will have an operation on his injured knee after all following confirmation from the Belgian club where he is currently on loan.

Signed by Everton over the summer for around £8m, the Nigerian striker was sent out on loan to Anderlecht for the season in a bid to gain more experience and build up enough club and international appearances to qualify for a work permit to play in the Premier League.

Onyekuru suffered a serious knee injury playing against his old club Eupen this past week, though, and while he himself has doubted he would need surgery, Anderlecht have now announced that he damaged a medial ligament and will, under the recommendations of their medical staff, need to go under the knife.

While the 21-year-old escaped a feared ACL rupture, he will still require months of rehabilitation that will likely end his season prematurely, prompting the need for discussions between Anderlecht and Everton over another potential loan deal for next season.  

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