In a blow to FC Lugano, goalkeeper Sebastian Osigwe has been forced to exit the club’s training camp due to a serious shoulder injury, Soccernet.ng reports.
Sebastian suffered the injury during training and is expected to undergo surgery.
And according to information from 4-4-2.com via Sport, the Swiss-Nigerian goalkeeper may require an extended period of recovery.
Osigwe, who has already been involved in a significant portion of the first half of the season, now faces the need for an operation on his left shoulder.
The 29-year-old shot-stopper has consistently served as a dependable substitute for first-choice goalkeeper Amir Saipi.
However, the club’s management now faces a crucial decision of whether to trust in Osigwe’s recovery or seek a new backup option.
Considering the demanding schedule ahead, recruiting an established second goalkeeper, possibly on loan, could prove to be a sensible solution.
On the international stage, Osigwe’s impact has been limited.
Born in Luzern, Switzerland, to a Nigerian father of Igbo descent and a Swiss mother, Osigwe opted to represent Nigeria at the international level.
Despite his inclusion in the Nigeria national team in October 2020, the towering 1.85-meter goalkeeper has yet to make an appearance for the three-time African champions.
The unfortunate injury leaves Osigwe facing a challenging road to recovery, while FC Lugano anxiously await his return to the pitch.