Emenike’s mood must have sapped from elation to devastation when he discovered he was going to be ruled out for another two months, this was the outcome of the Spartak Moscow front- man suffering a knee injury after returning from a two months hiatus due to a hamstring injury.
Emenike’s secured his recent injury in Sunday’s league game against Anzhi, which Spartak won 2-0.
And fans of the national team will be ruing his absence as well as the technical crew, as the AFCON goal king is set to miss Nigeria’s hectic June schedule that will see the Super Eagles play two World Cup qualifiers and feature at the 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil.
Emenike revealed to MTNFootball.com he is devastated he has again been sidelined.
“I felt bad that I have to go back to the sidelines immediately I returned to action, but I have accepted it as another fear to conquer. My club have supported me to bounce back next season after I was told I will be out for two months,” he said.
“I actually wanted to take a shot before an opponent put his leg and that happened to be on my knee. I was hurt but sometimes such things happen but the most important thing is focus. I wouldn’t blame the player for the tackle, that is football,” he humbly added.
On his chances of recovering earlier enough to feature for the Eagles, he said: “As it is now, I will be out of national assignments, it hurts but I have no choice. I have focus on my recovery for next season.
“It is frustrating but I am learning from the injury problems. I will be back and I am spurred for success when I return,” Emenike said.
However, he is backing his club to book a UEFA Europa League ticket in his absence.
“I believe they can win the remaining four fixtures and book a place in the Europa League. They have been wonderful in my absence and I believe they will keep the momentum again,” he said.