One of Nigeria’s 2018 World Cup Group D opponent, Argentina, on Friday announced that West Ham star, Manuel Lanzini has been ruled out of this year’s contest in Russia.
Lanzini was in line for a starting mark in Jorge Sampaoli’s group this summer though a aggressive midfielder ruptured a maiden cruciate vinculum in his right knee on Friday morning.
“Manuel Lanzini suffered, in this morning training session, a detonation of a maiden cruciate vinculum of his right knee,” Argentina reliable in an central statement.
Lanzini has scored one idea in his 4 caps for Argentina and worked his approach into Sampaoli’s starting XI in World Cup qualifying.
He held Sampaoli’s eye with 5 goals in 29 appearances for West Ham final season.
The 25-year-old will be in liberation for several months and is a critical doubt for a start of West Ham’s 2018/19 debate in a Premier League.