While on international duty, Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho faced an injury scare.
Leicester City's chances of beating Manchester United in the Premier League next weekend could be improved.
Following an injury scare while on international duty, City forward Kelechi Iheanacho has returned to training with his Nigerian teammates.
He returned to training on Friday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium and confirmed his comeback with an Instagram photo.
In the Super Eagles' match against the Central African Republic on Thursday evening, Iheanacho was replaced at halftime.
In the 34th minute, the Leicester attacker looked to injure himself while taking a shot towards goal.
With no incisive attempts at goal, the three-time African champions struggled to break past their opponents' defense at Teslim Balogun Stadium, and they were punished in the 90th minute when CAR converted their sole effort on target with Karl Namnganda's strike.
However, despite looking forward to the return leg on Sunday, Nigeria's first-team coach Gernot Rohr gave an update after the encounter, saying: "There will be some changes." There have already been several injuries, and I'm not sure if Kelechi will be able to play due to a knock.
"Some of our players are exhausted since they ran a lot and fought as usual. Their recuperation will undoubtedly be hampered by this defeat.
"They will not get much sleep tonight, but we must recover and prepare for the game on Sunday, which we must win."
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