John Obi Mikel Out Of The World Cup After Training Injury

Nigeria and Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has been ruled out of the World Cup after suffering a badly bruised ankle in training, the Nigerian Football Federation said.

Mikel’s injury came on his first day of full contact training after recovering from recent knee surgery, a spokesman told reporters.

The 23-year-old has 34 caps for Nigeria, scoring two goals.

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