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I’ll Return From ACL Injury In Record Time – Super Eagles Striker Upbeat On Recovery From Injury

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Shortly after undergoing surgery due to the anterior cruciate ligament injury he picked up last week, Nigeria international striker Sadiq Umar says he will return a lot earlier than speculated.

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Sadiq ruptured his ligament during the 1-2 loss to Getafe in the LaLiga and he is expected to spend at least eight months on the sideline before returning to football both for club and country.

While it’s true that recovery from such injuries takes time, Sadiq says he has in time past shown that he can recover a lot faster than expected and this time around he is confident that it will be the same.

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“My recovery is usually ahead of time and by the grace of God this won’t be different. Surgery went well and recovery is next. Patience is required on my part but I know my body and I heal faster than normal”, he told OwnGoalNigeria.com in an exclusive c kihat.

Since his move abroad, his latest injury is the most severe he has suffered and it is expected to keep him out a lot longer than the others he has faced since 2016, when he ventured into senior team football.

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He was out for 63 days between (Nov 24, 2016 – Jan 26, 2017) with an ankle injury which required surgery. He missed 9 matches during this period while on loan at Bologna.

It took him 49 days ( Mar 5, 2020 – Apr 23, 2020) to recover from a knock he suffered while .ing for Partizan Belgrade and missed just three games during this period.

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Other injuries include Bruised Ankle (Sep 1, 2016 – Oct 3, 2016) was out for 32 days and missed 5 Bologna matches. Bruise on the shin (Nov 3, 2016 – Nov 21, 2016), it took him 18 days to recover.

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