Champions League: City’s Iheanacho limps off with suspected hamstring injury

The Nigerian forward appeared to suffer a hamstring injury as he made an attacking move and was replaced by Fernandinho

Kelechi Iheanacho limped off in the second half of Manchester City’s Champions League second leg play-off against Steaua Bucuresti with a suspected hamstring injury.

The forward looked to sustain the problem after attempting to chase a ball through, with Iheanacho going down in pains.

He was soon stretchered off after medics attended to him on the field of play and discovered he could not continue.

Prior to this game, the Nigerian had not been handed a starter’s shirt under Pep Guardiola this season – making second half appearances against Sunderland and Stoke City in the English Premier League and was an unused substitute against the Romanians in the play-off’s first leg.

Fabian Delph’s 55th minute header gave City a slim 1-0 win at the Etihad Stadium to qualify for the group stage of the competition.

Though Manchester City are yet to confirm the extent of the injury, Iheanacho is likely to miss Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania billed for September.


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By Sydney Chesterfield on August 25, 2016 · Posted in Sports, Trends

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