Kenneth Omeruo has been left out of the Nigeria squad that will do battle with the USA in a World Cup warm-up game as a precautionary measure.
The 20-year-old Chelsea defender is, however, expected to be in good enough shape to take part in the World Cup in Brazil.
“Kenneth is expected to undergo a scan later today (Saturday) and that is why he has been ruled out of the match against the United States. His injury is a minor one though, according to the team doctor,” Super Eagles spokesman Ben Alaiya told Supersport.
“But as a precautionary measure it has been decided that he is left out of the team. The scan he is to undergo is to also make sure that nothing really serious has happened to him.
“The coach is concerned about the health of all of the players and won’t take unnecessary risk since we are just few days away to our first match at the World Cup.”
Since making his debut 18 months ago, Omeruo has been capped 17 times by his country.
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