Moses Simon's La Liga debut in doubt following muscular injury

Moses Simon's La Liga debut in doubt following muscular injury

- Moses Simon doubtful for Levante's La Liga clash against Real Betis

- The 23-year-old sustained injury during friendly against Zaragoza

- The Nigerian international missed out of the Russia 2018 World Cup

Super Eagles winger Moses Simon is in a race against time to be fit ahead of his side's Spanish top-flight opener on Friday.

The Nigerian international could miss Levante’s La Liga opening clash away to Real Betis on Friday.

The 23-year-old picked up a muscular injury in the club’s pre-season win over second division side Real Zaragoza last weekend.

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And the Frogs have announced that the winger might be sidelined for Friday's tie at the Estadio Benito Villamarín.

“The medical tests carried out on Moses Simon confirm that the attacker presents some muscular discomfort in the quadriceps of the right leg,” read a statement on club website .

“These discomforts refer to the development of the game that the player played against Real Zaragoza at the Stadium of La Romareda during the past weekend. The Nigerian player will perform individualized work in the coming days.”

Paco Lopez’s new recruit, who was presented to the press on Tuesday, August 15, missed out on a place in Nigeria’s team to the 2018 World Cup in Russia because of injury.

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Simon will hope to return to full fitness as soon as possible in order to prove his worth after moving from top Belgian side Gent.

Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Nigeria international football star Moses Simon has completed a move to La Liga side Levante signing a five year deal for the La Liga club.

Moses Simon has been playing for KAA Gent since January 2015 before leaving them for a move to the Spanish League.

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