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Fresh injury blow for Nigerian star, Joel Obi

Serie A By: Ayodeji Tunde | 10/09/2017

The injury nightmares for out-of-favour Super Eagles attacking midfielder Joel Obi is far from over.

It is feared that Obi faces a fresh spell on the sidelines after picking up an injury in the Serie A clash between Torino and Benevento on Sunday.

With just ten minutes into the game, the former Inter Milan ace was hurled off the pitch to be replaced by Ghana international Afriyie Acquah

It is understood that Obi tried to play through the pain barrier before he subbed out, and initial prognosis suggests that the Nigerian has suffered a muscular injury.

The 26-year-old has impressed since the start of this season, having contributed to three goals in his last three games across all competitions, prior to today's contest at Stadio Ciro Vigorito, Benevento.