Ogenyi Onazi has gone through a successful surgery as being on a sick bed isn’t where he wants to be.
But Onazi can be glad for the love he’s received since Sunday’s horror that left him with a ruptured Achilles tendon.
The Trabzonspor midfielder underwent surgery 12 hours after the injury he sustained in the Super Lig match against Rizespor.
The Nigeria international shared the tale of what transpired afterwards on social media accompanied with pictures, including one where he was spoon fed his birthday cake by club President Ahmet Agaoglu.
Thank you all for your prayers and support, surgery was perfect and am feeling much better. Big thanks to our president @agaoglu1967 who was with me for more than ten hours and also for the birthday surprise. God bless you all. I will be back soon by his grace.
It is expected the midfielder will be out of action for about 5 months as he commences the long road to recovery.
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