Aribo back in training with protective skull cap


Super Eagles and Rangers midfielder, Joe Aribo has returned training following the head injury he sustained last week against Livingston in the Scottish Cup.



The player was spotted wearing protective skull cap while training with the rest of the team on Tuesday and Wednesday.


The former Chalton Athletic midfielder required 20 stitches to his head after clashing with Livingston’s Ricki Lamie in a quarter final of Scottish Cup in West Lothian.


Boss Steven Gerrard previously said the player is not expected to be back in action before the International break, but the 22-year-old was spotted training with the rest of the team at Auchenhowie on Wednesday.



Aribo missed last weekend victory over Aberdeen and is not expected yo feature in Thursday’s Europa League clash with Young Boys and Sunday’s Premiership meeting with Hamilton.


Meanwhile, Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr is optimistic of having the player for Nigeria’s friendly against Brazil in Singapore on October 13.


“Yes Aribo will be fit for Brazil. I have been monitoring the situation of his recovery from his club. Tomorrow (today) they (his club doctors) will be taking off his stitches and he can start training”, Rohr said last week.


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