Roma’s talented left-back who was expected to make his Serie A debut this weekend has been ruled out of action for six to eight weeks.
The medical update was released in the Italian giant’s official website, asroma.com, just yesterday. It read:
“The club’s medical staff have issued the following bulletin on the condition of defender Nura Abdullahi:
On Tuesday defender Nura Abdullahi left training after suffering an injury to his right leg.
Medical tests conducted on Wednesday morning revealed evidence of a muscle injury/tendon issue in the femoral biceps of the right thigh.
His recovery is expected to take between six and eight weeks.”
Abdullahi’s rise to stardom have been hindered by frequent injuries, which has seen his market value fall recently.
The 20 year old, who has not featured for any of Nigeria’s underage team, was an instant hit while with Spezia’s youth set up in the 2014/15 season, making 24 appearances at the Primavera youth league, and scoring 7 times from his natural right-back position.
The player was diagnosed with a heart condition early in November 2015, which kept him out of action for 61 days. Later, in May 2016, he was sidelined again due to cruciate ligament surgery, which kept him out for another 263 days in the 2015-16 season. However his limited appearances of 11, for AS Roma in Primavera Group C that season, saw him notching 3 goals and making 2 assists in that number of appearances.
After his promotion to the club’s senior team just before the start of the current season, he was an unused substitute in their 1-0 away win at Atalanta. Bruno Perez who is Roma’s first choice Right-Back, was forced out due to injury during the match, leading to speculations of Abdullahi’s impending debut — but not with this sad medical update.