Injury Knocks Victor Moses Out For Eight Weeks


It is definitely not the best of time for Super Eagles winger, Victor Moses.

The Stoke City’ player will not play competitively football till 2015 after sustaining a thigh injury that blights his impressive start to the 2014/15 season, BBC reports.

Moses currently on a season-long loan deal from Barclays English Premier League club, Chelsea faces at least eight weeks on the sidelines with what has been described by officials of Stoke City as ‘significant’ thigh injury.

The former Wigan Athletic man has been in fine form in recent weeks but was injured in the 2-1 Premier League defeat by Burnley on Saturday.

Speaking on the state of Moses’ injury, Stoke City’s assistant manager, Mark Bowen described the situation as “bad news”.

“It’s bad news on Victor Moses, a problem with his thigh,” Bowen said.

It was disclosed that the winger, who has made 10 league appearances for the Potters this season scoring once and providing three assists, is not expected to be back in action for another “six to eight weeks” according to Bowen.

“He will be out with anything up to six to eight weeks. It’s a big hit. He had a scan and it’s not good.

“At the moment we’re deciding with Chelsea whether to go back and have the rehab there or stay with our team,” he said.

Moses cost Chelsea £9m two years ago but spent most of last season on loan at Liverpool before boss Mark Hughes took him to Stoke.

He has been rediscovering the form that caused Chelsea to pay so much for him and Stoke have to decide now whether he goes back to Stamford Bridge for treatment.

“We’re deciding with Chelsea whether he goes back there and has the rehab or stays with our team,” said Bowen.

It would be recalled that Moses did not feature in Super Eagles’ 2015 AFCON qualifiers against South Africa, Congo and Sudan.

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