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Meet the son of ex-Super Eagles striker who suffers long term injury and is out of the season

Son of former Super Eagles striker, Dominic Iorfa has suffered an Achilles Tendon injury over the weekend and would be out of the season. 

The versatile defender suffered the injury in Sheffield Wednesday's 2-1 defeat to Barnsley at the Hillsborough Stadium. He was replaced in the game by Jordan Rhodes with six minutes left to play. 

After the game, Sheffield Wednesday's coach, Tony Pulis confirmed that the Nigerian descent defender has suffered a long-term injury and would be out of the season. 

“Unfortunately, [Dominic] Iorfa has done his Achilles. I think it is ruptured so he is going to be out for six months and we won’t see him again this season.”

The former Stoke City manager praised the contribution of the Nigerian defender since he has been at the club and admitted his absence will be a big blow to the team. 

“Dominic has been such a great lad since I’ve come to the club. He has looked like a Roll’s Royce in training. It is a massive blow."

“I think he will be having an operation either on Monday or Tuesday.”

Iorfa who is the son of former Nigerian striker, Dominic Iorfa started his playing career at Southend's academy before joining Wolverhampton Wanderers. 

At Wolves, he was loaned out to Shrewsbury and Ipswich Town. After his loan move to Shrewsbury Town, he made his debut for Wolves in a 2-1 loss to Bournemouth at the Molineux Stadium on December 6, 2014. 

The 25-year-old defender joined the Owls on the last day of the 2019 winter market and scored his first goal for the club in a 2-2 draw against Rotherham United. 

The goal is also his second career goal. 

After an impressive 2019/2020 season, Iorfa was voted Sheffield Wednesday's Player of the Year for that season. His father played for games for the Nigerian national team but did not score a goal. 

The young defender has represented England at the youth level but is willing to switch allegiance to the Nigerian national team according to his father. 

Sheffield Wednesday is bottom of the 24-team English Championship with nine points from 18 matches.

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