Heartbreak for former Super Eagles forwards Victor Moses after he has been ruled out for six months with Achilles tendon injury, according to a report from Russia.

The 31-year-old former Chelsea star who has been in impressive form for Spartak Moscow since the start of the season after scoring two goals in four appearances.

Moses sustained the injury in his team’s 2-0 win over Ural Yekaterinburg in the Russian Premier League encounter on Saturday.

The Nigerian winger has been involved to put Spartak ahead in the 27th minute before he was forced to be replaced at the hour mark after he hit the turf without being contacted and with no resistance close to him.

Moses left the stadium in crutches moments after being stretchered off the pitch.

Spartak Moscow confirmed the news via the club’s official website: “He will also undergo surgery to correct the situation.

“The Nigerian has been diagnosed with an Achilles tendon injury. The player will have to undergo surgery,” the club said in a statement on Monday.

“It will take about six months to recover from the injury. We wish Viktor a speedy return to the field!”

Moses has enjoyed a good start to the top-flight after scoring his first goal of the season came in the 1-1 draw against Akhmat Grozny at Akhmat-Arena on July 16.

He then scored in the subsequent game as Spartak defeated Krasnodar 4-1 at Krasnodar Stadium on July 23.

Moses having scored two goals and recorded two assists in four league matches will miss Spartak’s next feature against PFC Sochi at Otkritie Arena next Sunday.


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