Super Eagles midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo, has been ruled out of next year’s Africa Cup of Nations.

Etebo was forced off injured during Watford’s 1-1 draw with Newcastle United in the Premier League on Saturday.

The Nigeria international was replaced by compatriot Emmanuel Dennis in the match.

Watford, in a statement on their official website, confirmed his injury.

“Midfielder Peter Etebo tore a quad muscle towards the end of the Newcastle United game last weekend and is expected to be out for between four to five months,” the club wrote.

With this, he will miss at least 17 English top-flight fixtures for the Hornets.