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Brown Ideye injury scare for Nigeria

Posted: 11 October 2013 Time: 07:00

Birthday boy Brown Ideye got an injury scare on his special day during Nigeria training.

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The forward, who turned 25 on Thursday, pulled up while chasing a pass in training, and was forced to the side lines with an ice pack.

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It proved to be just a muscle contraction and not a tear, officials said.

"I'm good. It's nothing serious," Ideye told afterwards.

Earlier in the day, teammates sang him a happy birthday song, and he received a visit from family and friends along with two cakes, one of which was a gift from team mate Ogenyi Onazi.

"I'm overwhelmed by the love," Ideye said. "But it will be even sweeter if we win on Sunday."

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