Udinese manager Igor Tudor has hinted that Nigeria defender William Troost-Ekong will make a return to the side in Sunday’s Serie A away clash against Frosinone at the Stadio Benito Stirpe after spending two weeks on the sidelines, Completesports.com reports.
Troost-Ekong injured his adductor in Udinese’s 1-1 draw against Sassuolo last month and has not featured for the club ever since.
The injury forced him to miss the club’s 2-0 loss to Atalanta and their goalless home draw with Inter Milan last weekend.
The 25-year-old returned to full training with his teammates on Thursday and is set to start the game against Frosinone.
“William Troost-Ekong and he’ll be involved tomorrow. We have a wealth of options in defence now. We’ve worked on our intensity this week so that we’re ready for what is a crucial game for us,” Igor told reporters on Saturday.
Troost-Ekong who has been ever present for the club this season has made 32 league appearances for Igor Tudor’s men.
Udinese are currently 17th on the Serie A table, a place above the relegation zone.
Meanwhile the centre-back has been included in Udinese’s 22-man squad for the important fixture.
He is expected to be named in Nigeria’s squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt this summer and his return to action will be a thing of joy to Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr.