Tolulope Arokodare, a striker from Nigeria, has been ruled out for several weeks, according to KRC Genk of the Belgian Junior League.
In their 3-0 victory over Oostende on Sunday, the attacker was taken off after 12 minutes. Genk manager Wout Vrancken later revealed that the 22-year-old had injured his knee.
He, however, allayed fears of a more serious ailment when he declared that it was not a cruciate ligament injury.
Tolu experienced knee issues, but it wasn’t cruciate ligament damage, according to Vrancken.
However, Genk announced on Tuesday that the forward would be out for an undetermined number of weeks.
Arokodare replaced Nigerian striker Paul Onuachu, who left for Southampton in the English Premier League when the transfer market opened in January. Amiens SC played in the French Ligue 2.
He made his team debut against Gent and scored a goal while picking up his first assist against Mechelen.
Since the end of the January transfer window and the departure of Onuachu, Genk has only won two of their past five league games. Without the inconsistent play of the chasing pack, Genk’s comfortable league lead might have been compromised.
If Tolu is out for an extended amount of time, Genk’s title hopes could be derailed and their 10-point lead at the top of the Belgian Pro League could be reduced.