Super Eagles striker Peter Olayinka will be missing in action when the league resumes in the Czech Republic in a fortnight.
Olayinka cupped a serious injury as his team Slavia Prague held their maiden training session Thursday to kickstart their preparation to resume from the coronavirus enforced break.
According to a statement on Slavia Prague’s official website, Olayinka broke his tibia bone after making an awkward move.
The club added that Olayinka has since undergone surgery. It was revealed that the 24-year-old would miss three months of action, which means he won’t get to feature again until next season.
The Fortuna Liga is set to resume on May 25 but now not with the injured Nigerian striker.
“We wish Peter the calmest possible convalescence and an early return to the field. It is a big blow for him and for the whole team,” Michal Býček, the club’s spokesman, added.
Before this unfortunate setback, Peter Olayinka played 19 matches and scored four goals this season in the Fortuna League.