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Soccer News of Monday, 12 September 2022


‘Get well soon lad’ - Heartbreak as career ending injury rules Sadiq out of season

Images of Sadiq Umar's injury Images of Sadiq Umar's injury

The sad news of Sadiq Umar's long-term injury has elicited a general feeling of pain among some fans on social media.

The 25-year-old suffered an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury during his side's La Liga clash against Getafe on Sunday, September 11.

The Nigerian international was subbed off in the 36th minute as Sociedad lost 2-1 away at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez Coliseum.

It was Sadiq's second La Liga appearance for Real Sociedad after completing his 20-million-euro from UD Almeria.

Gutted by the latest development, some Nigerian fans online have taken to their social media to wish the Super Eagles striker a speedy recovery.

Check out some reactions from fans below:

_@ayogstar: Get well soon poacher Back And stronger

_@AbdulKunle01: So pathetic, get well soon

_@Gbolahanceed: Get well soon lad

_@MeloThaMeek: Get back stronger ????????????????????????

_@Okesola26: OMG!!!!!!! This is so so sad, I feel for this bro and real sociedad,his just trying to settle in at the new club ...Damn

_@ChucksAfuwah: Whaaaaaaaaaaaat. This is sad really. I hope he comes back stronger.

_@GXolomo: You’ll return stronger! Come on Sadiq! We are a family!! This is your family!????????????????

Sadiq scored on his debut for Sociedad as he helped his side to hold Diego Simeone's Athletico Madrid to a 1-1 draw at the Anoeta.