The Nigerian fell during his team’s unlikely victory over reigning champions Manchester City on Saturday and could now be on the treatment table for remainder of the campaign
The 32-year-old fell during the Potters’ unlikely 1-0 victory over defending champions Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
While manager Mark Hughes dismissed the injury as nothing serious immediately after the game, reports from England now indicate that the winger would be out on the sidelines for a long spell.
A cruciate ligament injury normally requires orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation which could take between six months and a year to heal.
While Stoke have moved to replace the forward, it may have brought an end to the international career of the Nigerian.