Super Eagles defender, William Troost-Ekong suffered an apparent knee injury in Udinese’s 2-0 Serie A defeat to Parma last weekend.
The Nigeria international made his 19th league appearance at the Stadio Ennio Tardini and was in action until the 79th minute when he was fouled by Parma’s Matteo Scozzarella.
The 26-Year-old was then replaced by Sebastien De Maio a minute later as he could not continue with the encounter. This is the first time the Udinese strong man will be subbed since May 2019.
The former Bursaspor ace in the course of the match won three aerial battles and made just one successful tackle, none of which was able to stop the hosts scoring a 19th minute goal through Riccardo Gagliolo before Dejan Kulusevski doubled in the 34th minute.
The loss compounded Udinese’s woes as they suffered their third straight defeat across all competitions and second in Serie A after last week’s 3-2 loss to AC Milan.
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Though there is no official statement from Udinese concerning the injury, there are fears that the Nigerian may not be fit when the club hosts Victor Moses’ Inter Milan at the Stadio Friuli on Sunday.