Yessentuki, June 24: Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel is likely to play in his team's decisive World Cup Group D match against Argentina on Tuesday despite nursing a broken bone in his left hand.
The 31-year-old midfielder suffered the injury during stoppage time in the African team's 2-0 win over Iceland on Friday, reports Xinhua news agency.
"Unfortunately our captain has a fracture but I think he will be able to play with a splint," Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr said in a video published by the Nigerian football federation on Sunday.
"Our medical team is looking after it," he added. IANS