Nigeria striker, Umar Sadiq, is set to undergo surgery after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in the Real Sociedad3 2-1 loss to Getafe in a Spanish LaLiga encounter on Sunday, Boldsportsng reports.
The striker is expected to be out of action for up to six to nine months. Sadiq was taken off in the 38th minute of the match and replaced by Mohamed-Ali Cho.
The club on Monday confirmed that the striker has suffered an ACL injury after the team’s medical analysis also revealing that the striker will undergo surgery, “Sadiq has been diagnosed with a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament. The player will undergo surgical treatment. Further information will be provided in the coming days.
“We’ll be celebrating your goals soon! Go Sadiq! Send your message of support to the striker,” the club tweeted.
Sadiq joined Sociedad on a club record fee of €20m up front plus €5m in bonuses. The former Almeria striker has scored three goals in five league games this season.
The injury automatically rules him out of Nigeria’s friendlies against Algeria, Cameroon and Portugal and will also be out of the team’s 2023 AFCON qualifying doubleheader against Guinea-Bissau in March.