Brown Ideye injury scare for Nigeria
Posted: 11 October 2013
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 KickOffNigeria.com 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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