Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr will in the coming days monitor the situation at Vicarage Road after Troost Ekong picked what is suspected to be a hamstring injury in Watford’s 1-0 win over Derby County on Friday.
Friday’s win at Pride Park Stadium was Ekong’s long-awaited club debut after a summer move from Udinese. But the former Bursaspor defender limped off the pitch in the 71st minute after suffering a hamstring injury.
Ekong was in action for Nigeria in an international friendly against Algeria, and he is expected to lead Super Eagles’ rearguard in November double-header 2022 AFCON clash against Sierra Leone. But there are fears the hardworking defender could miss next month’s qualifiers.
Rohr is expected to announce names of players needed to prosecute the encounter in the coming weeks, but Watford head coach Vladimir Ivić has offered a message of hope on Ekong’s Injury update.
“Same with Troost-Ekong. He felt something with his hamstring, but we changed him at the right moment and it’s not something dangerous with him, we hope he is okay.” Ivic told Watford’s official website.
In his word, the Super Eagles center back, expressed his relief and delight after making his long-awaited debut at the new club, Watford FC last Friday.
He then charged the team to keep firing on all cylinders in their quest to maintain the momentum as Watford takes on Blackburn in a midweek clash.
” Happy to make my @watfordfcofficial debut tonight with 3 points and a clean sheet! Well done to the boys! On to the next one Wednesday.” he said on his Instagram account.