Thursday, February 20, 2014

Bright Dike and Stephen Keshi express disappointments over his recent injury

Toronto FC general manager Tim Bezbatchenko revealed more on Thursday into Bright Dike’s injury situation in an interview posted to the club’s YouTube channel.
And while he didn’t offer specifics, he did confirm that the big striker, pushing to make the Nigerian international team’s World Cup roster, suffered a “long-term” injury in a training session Monday in Orlando, Fla.
Exceptional person, and it’s really tough to see him go down with an injury,” Bezbatchenko said in the video.

According to Goal the Nigerian international tore his Achilles tendon, which would be the second such injury in the last three years. Dike had similar injury in 2011 while he was with MLS side Portland Timbers, however the Dike recovered and was able to make his MLS debut in the 2011 season.

The 27-year-old player expressed disappointment via social networking site, twitter over the unfolding incident.
Worst day of my life”

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi was distraught over Bright Dike's injury. Keshi learnt more of the severity of the injury on Tuesday evening from Toronto FC team doctor, Ibrahim Gyaran and he is already working to keep in touch the medics of the player’s club to know the extent of damage done to a potential World Cup debutant.

No, no, this is very sad. I can’t believe this is happening to a player with such enthusiasm to play for Nigeria at the highest level, we will surely miss him, if it’s true he would not be ready on time for the World Cup. I can’t think of any replacement for now until we get to the real facts of the matter”, Keshi said in Florianopolis, Brazil, where he is presently attending the FIFA seminar for Mundial 2014 along with coaches of other qualified nations and their officials.