Oghenekaro Etebo misses Las Palmas training ahead of Eibar trip

Oghenekaro Etebo
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The 22-year-old was absent in his side's training on Tuesday due to a muscular problem, and joins a growing list of concern for Nigeria

Oghenekaro Etebo was excused from Las Palmas' training ahead of their visit to Eibar for Saturday's LaLiga encounter.

According to a statement on club website, the midfielder, who played the entire duration of his side's 1-0 home loss to Getafe, did not join his teammates in Tuesday's training due to a muscle discomfort.

And as a precaution, the Feirense loanee was left to be monitored by the club's physiotherapists to ensure his fitness ahead of La Union Deportiva's final away game this season.

“Etebo did not participate in the team's afternoon training due to muscle discomfort,” read statement on club website.

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“He has undergone physiotherapy treatments by the medical and recovery services of the club.

"Etebo, as a precaution, was absent in the evening training of the team working on the visit to Ipurua, the last trip of the season.

"The Nigerian player was in the hands of the physiotherapists, due to some muscular problems."

The 22-year-old who has made 13 league appearances for Paco Jémez's side [already relegated] this season joins a growing list of fitness concerns for Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr ahead of this summer's World Cup in Russia.

Combative midfielder Wilfried Ndidi has been ruled out of Leicester City's squad to face Arsenal on Wednesday evening.

Torino's Joel Obi, Mainz 05 defender Leon Balogun and ADO Den Haag's wing-back Tyronne Ebuehi are also battling for fitness, with Anderlecht attacker Henry Onyekuru still working his way back to first-team action.

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Also, Etebo's teammate Emmanuel Emenike continues his recovery from a recurring knee problem.

The ex-Nigeria international has yet to feature for the Estadio Gran Canaria outfit since his January loan move from Olympiacos due to his

"Emenike and [Gabriel] Peñalba continue their recovery and work part of the group."