John Obi Mikel will not actively participate in the remaining games for Super eagles in the AFCON 2019 competition as a result of an injury he sustained in the Super Eagles’ 2-0 loss to Madagascar.
36ng reports that Mikel Obi suffered a knee injury and was replaced by Alex Iwobi in the 59th minute of their last game against Madagascar.
After several checks by the medical staff, it has confirmed that he will be out of their Round of 16 clash, and the 32-year-old could miss the rest of the championship.
While coach, Gernot Rohr remained vague as to the extent of the injury, it was understood that the problem is not a severe one, but the German will not risk exacerbating the injury.Therefore, the new Trabzonspor signing may not feature again in Egypt.
This setback will come as a blow to the former Chelsea man, who earlier revealed Egypt 2019 could be his last AFCON.