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Victor Boniface set to undergo surgery, out till April

Victor Boniface set to undergo surgery, out till April

Victor Boniface is set to undergo surgery after suffering a groin injury during Super Eagles’ preparations for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast billed to kick off on February 13.

Bayer Leverkusen in a statement on their website confirmed the injury to one of their best players this season also revealing the result of the MRI scan has prompted the option to undergo surgery. 

According to the German side, the surgery is expected to take place in the coming days, and he will hopefully return sometime in April. 

Also read: AFCON 2023: In-form Victor Boniface out, Terem Moffi steps up for Eagles

Boniface’s injury is a huge blow to Leverkusen’s title hopes this season. He has been instrumental to the successes achieved by the Xabi Alonso-led side scoring 16 goals while providing eight assists in 27 games across all competitions in his maiden season at the club. 

Victor Boniface of Bayer Leverkusen (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

The club statement reads, “Victor Boniface cannot take part in the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations and is not available to the Werkself for the time being. The Nigerian international was injured while preparing for his country’s selection for the continental championship in Ivory Coast and therefore had to travel home to Germany early.

“Boniface suffered a muscle and tendon injury in his right adductor area during the Nigerians’ training camp in Dubai. 

“This was the result of an MRI examination this Tuesday morning in Cologne. Boniface will undergo surgery in the coming days. The 23-year-old striker is expected to return to the Bayer 04 squad at the beginning of April.”

Boniface joined the Germans from Belgian side Royale Union Saint-Gilloise in the summer.

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