Ex-international Stephen Makinwa has sympathised with Super Eagles striker Umar Sadiq over his ACL injury but is hopeful the Nigerian striker will return to action sooner than predicted.

VOP sports desk gathered that the Real Sociedad summer transfer deadline day signing ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament during a match against Getafe last Sunday.

He has since been ruled out of action for the remainder of the season.

After surgery, the injury takes between six to nine months to heal, although no clear date has been set for his return yet.

Reacting to Sadiq’s injury, Makinwa said he expected the striker to return to training after four months.

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