Former Super Eagles striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni will find out the extent of his hamstring injury after undergoing scan tests yesterday. Yakubu was signed on a short-term contract by Coventry, but his attempt to revive his football may now be put on hold. He picked up the injury in the closing minutes of last weekend’s clash between Coventry and Swindon Town.
The 34-year-old former Everton front man’s injury left him unable to run in the closing stages of the match. He was captured on video by a City fan – which has since gone viral – standing on the edge of the centre circle, barely able to move after pulling up with the crippling strain after he’d gone on as a 70th minute substitute for Marcus Tudgay .
It’s understood that the injury got worse the longer the game went on and, shortly after laying on the pass for George Thomas to score a late consolation goal, Yakubu was brought to a near standstill for the final few minutes of the match.
And with City having used all three of their subs, Yakubu remained on the field to make up the numbers, albeit unable to run.
The former Premier League star has made three appearances for the Sky Blues , all from the bench, amounting to a total of 69 minutes.