AC Milan youngster, Nnamdi Oduamadi, will miss out on this monthâ€™s FIFA Under-20 World Cup after he suffered a hamstring injury while training with the Nigerian squad in Mallorca, Spain, this week.
A scan has revealed that Oduamadi will be out of action for at least six weeks.
â€œItâ€™s a huge disappointment for me because I was really looking forward to this World Cup,â€ said the 18-year-old striker, who made his Milan debut in a pre-season game against city rivals Inter in July.
â€œI was already assured of making the final squad, but now this injury has denied me my big chance.â€
Nigeria will name their final squad for the World Cup today and plan to fly out to Egypt next week Friday.
The countryâ€™s Under-20 team, known as the Flying Eagles, are drawn in the first round of the tournament kicking off September 24 against Spain, Venezuela and Tahiti.