Francis Uzoho, Super Eagles goalkeeper, has been ruled out of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification game against South Africa.
Uzoho, over the weekend, featured in Elche’s 5-1 loss to Cadiz on Sunday, fractured his seventh costal arch.
According to Elche Uzoho was ruled out for four weeks after a radiological test was carried out on him at the Tesla clinic in Spain.
“The player suffers a fracture of the seventh costal arch. Estimated time of discharge is 4 weeks,” the club said in a statement.
“The footballer Francis Uzoho has undergone today’s radiological tests at the Tesla Clinic that determine that the player has a fracture of the seventh costal arch after the blow suffered yesterday at the Ramón de Carranza stadium.
“The estimated time of withdrawal is 4 weeks. Medical part offered by the Medical Services of Elche C.F.”
Super Eagles will face the South Africans on November 17 at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg.
Uzoho has been capped 13 times by Nigeria.