Super Eagles forward, Samuel Chukwueze will undergo medical checks in the next hours to reveal the extent of his injury against Cagliari on Saturday.

Chukwueze was replaced at half time during and it has emerged that it was not just a simple tactical change, a report claims.

There was a rather surprising triple change at the break as Chukwueze came off having looked in some trouble a few minutes before the end of the first half, as well as Matteo Gabbia and Olivier Giroud. Rafael Leao, Fikayo Tomori and Noah Okafor took their place.

According to what it being reported by MilanNews, Chukwueze was the only ‘bad note’ of the night for Milan because he was forced off during the interval due to a physical problem. More specifically, the winger felt discomfort in his left thigh and thus was withdrawn.

It is likely that he will undergo checks in the next 24 hours to understand the extent of the issue, but given there are only two games left it cannot be ruled out that he might have played his last game of the season, if it is a strain.

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In the end Milan would unload on Cagliari in the second half with Leao getting a goal and an assist while Christian Pulisic got a brace and Tijjani Reijnders also scored in an eventual 5-1 win.

As it is, Chukwueze faces uncertainty over his fitness as Nigeria gears up for the World Cup qualifiers.

With Nigeria set to face South Africa and Benin Republic in the upcoming World Cup qualifying matches in June, the potential absence of Chukwueze adds to the team’s worries.

The pacy winger had previously missed the Super Eagles’ international friendly against Ghana and Mali after the World Cup—and could miss another time with his compatriots.

In light of this development, attention turns to potential replacements for Chukwueze in the Super Eagles squad. With Simon Moses also recovering from injury, new head coach Finidi George, succeeding Jose Peseiro, faces the task of assembling a competitive team.