Nigerian youngster, Tom Dele-Bashiru has been sidelined for up to 3 months after suffering a ligament injury.

“Midfielder [Tom] Dele-Bashiru will be out for ‘two or three months’ after he suffered a knee ligament injury in training,” according to Watford website.

“Dele-Bashiru has unfortunately injured his knee and has some ligament damage,

“Tom will be missing for two or three months, which is obviously disappointing. No one wants to be injured, even if it’s a week. Tom has started really well, has had a great pre-season and is a great lad, working really hard and showing lots of quality.

Meanwhile, Watford will also be without another Nigerian International, Samuel Kalu who is also sidelined for the championship match against Burnley.

“It’s frustrating to be without him for a period of time, but mentally he is tough and he has got through it before. We and the club, will support him fully and do everything to make sure he comes back stronger.” the manager concluded, reiterating on how frustrating it is to be without his starlet.

“[Samuel] Kalu is also sidelined with a hamstring injury, and is estimated to return to training in two to three weeks,” the club’s statement added.

Samuel Kalu and Dele Bashorun have both struggled to make the Super Eagles squad but could have a turnaround if things go well this season.