Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze has undergone a successful surgery, Villarreal confirmed.

The FIFA U-17 World Cup winner has missed games against Tenerife, Granada, Huesca, Girona, Real Sociedad and Levante and manager Unai Emery will be hoping he returns in time to help the Yellow Submarines.

“Samuel Chukwueze, who has been out injured receiving treatment for discomfort in his groin, has undergone surgery this morning [Thursday] by Doctor Ulrike Muschaweck in Munich, hoping to definitively relieve him of the said pain,” a statement from the club website read.

Villareal, SPAIN – APRIL 28: Samuel Chukwueze of Villarreal CF reacts during the La Liga match between Villarreal CF and SD Huesca at Estadio de la Cerámica on April 28, 2019 in Villareal, Spain. (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

“Ruben Pena suffered muscle damage to his left hamstring in yesterday’s Copa del Rey quarter-final against Levante. “Both footballers’ recovery time will depend on how they progress.”

Chukwueze has played 17 Spanish top-flight games in the 2020-21 campaign with a goal to his credit recently became the youngest centurion for the Estadio de la Ceramica side.

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