Benfica of Portugal summer arrival, Tyronne Ebuehi is set to keep a date in August with the surgeon, following confirmation that he will need to go under the knife to heal his latest injury blight.
Information on offer from Benfica’s official channels reveals that the former ADO Den Hag of Holland right-back will need corrective surgery after suffering a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee.
Benfcia further confirmed that Ebuehi is set for a long layoff due to what has been termed ‘seriously’ damaged knee ligaments and will go under the knife in few days.
Ebuehi, who won his first competitive cap for Nigeria when he got off the bench in the 2-0 win over Iceland at the recent World Cup in Russia, played his first game for Benfica last week as a second half substitute in their pre-season friendly against Victoria Setubal.
The 22-year-old fair-skinned lad also went on as a second half substitute in the club’s 1-1 draw against Juventus at the 2018 International Champions Cup in the United States.
The injury-prone Ebuehi, who is looking forward to a new adventure with the Portuguese outfit, which he joined in five-year deal on a free transfer from ADO, will now likely face an uphill task in his effort to settle down at Benfica after surgery.
The club stated: “Tyronne suffered a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament of the left knee and will undergo surgical intervention in the next few days.”