I’m working hard to return to action – Moses
Super Eagles forward Victor Moses says he is “gutted” after being ruled out of action for at least a month.
The Chelsea wing-back was forced off with hamstring injury during the Blues’ shock 2-1 defeat by Crystal Palace in their Premier League clash at Selhurst Park on Saturday.
Moses, who missed his team’s UEFA Champions League against Roma at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, joined midfield star N’Golo Kante, who also has hamstring problems, in the treatment room.
The 26-year-old, who was instrumental in Nigeria’s qualification for the Russia 2018 World Cup, has been ruled out from the Eagles’ last qualifier against Algeria in Bilda on November 10.
But the player has vowed to overcome the injury setback and return to the field to help his team, as they aim to retain their Premier League title.
Chelsea are reportedly angry with Nigeria for playing Moses for the entire duration of the October 7 World Cup qualifier against Zambia in Uyo, despite the player complaining of a tight hamstring during the game.
“Gutted to pick up an injury,” the former England junior international, who represented Nigeria at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, wrote on Instagram on Wednesday.
“Working hard to get fit & back on the pitch as soon as I can!”
The South Africa 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner scored three crucial goals to help Nigeria seal their place at Russia with a match to spare.
Meanwhile, Henry Onyekuru’s immediate Everton future remains shrouded in mystery with claims the striker won’t be allowed to move to Goodison Park in January, according to Liverpool Echo.
Onyekuru, signed from Belgian side Eupen for £7m in the summer, is on a season-long loan at Anderlecht and has netted six goals in nine games.