The Nigeria international was taken off early in their loss to Barcelona and is set for a long layoff after going under the knife.

Madrid’s Chidinma Okeke has undergone successful surgery on his anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee.

Okeke ruptured her ACL in a blow to Madrid’s season in the Spanish Primera Iberdrola clash with Barcelona last month.

The 19-year-old suffered the injury in the 25th minute in Óscar Fernández’s 4-0 defeat at Estadio Municipal Nuevo Matapinonera.

Before the injury, the Super Falcons defender has featured in six games this season since joining in September following an amazing Women’s World Cup campaign with Nigeria.