Ebuehi suffers nose injury during first Super Eagles training session in Russia

Ebuehi suffers nose injury during first Super Eagles training session in Russia

- Tyronne Ebuehi suffered a nose injury during Nigeria's training session on Tuesday

- He was attended to immediately by the team doctors and he returned to the training pitch afterwards

- The coach of the team Gernot Rohr says he is not worried about the injury

Nigeria technical adviser Gernot Rohr has insisted that Tyronne Ebuehi’s injury is nothing to worry about as the Super Eagles edge closer to their opening Group D campaign against Croatia in Russia.

The 22-year-old defender suffered a nose injury during the team’s first training session on Tuesday afternoon after colliding in a small collision.

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Ebuehi suffers nose injury during first Super Eagles training session in Russia

Ebuehi suffers being attended to by the Super Eagles doctors - credit: Getty

Meanwhile, the team’s doctors claim that his nose was not broken, as he returned back on the pitch after getting treatment.

Head coach Gernot Rohr was relieved to continue playing with a full deck of cards, as they prepare for their opener against Croatia on June 16.

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"Tyronne had an injury on the nose, but nothing was broken and the treatment of the doctor was very good," Rohr said at Wednesday morning's media conference.

"We are happy, everybody is training well. There are no injuries and the team physically is ready. Tactically, we will be. But all the 23 players are good which is the most important for us."

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The Super Eagles will continue their training on Wednesday morning at the Arena in Essentuki, a city Rohr says he picked because of the excellent recovery facilities. The region, and the city in particular, is known for its healthy spas and clean water.

"It is good because there are a lot of places to recover, and the altitude is good for us as well," Rohr added.

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Nigeria battle Croatia in their opening Group D game on Saturday, June 16, at the Kaliningrad Stadium.

NAIJ.com previously reported that the Super Eagles defender Tyronne Ebuehi has joined Portuguese giants, Benfica on a five-year contract.

Benfica confirmed on their official website on Saturday May 19 that the 22-year-old Ebuehi joined them on a free contract following the expiration of his contract with Dutch club ADO Den Haag who will receive a training allowance of €250,000 euros for the transfer.

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