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By Timothy Akintola

Check out updates across NBA MVP, Mason Greenwood, William Paul Troost, Ekong and Nkunku.

Mason Greenwood asks for case against Bellingham to be dropped.

On a loan move Mason Greenwood, from Manchester United to La Liga side, Getafe after charges of alleged attempted rape and assault against his girlfriend were officially dropped. Regardless, dents of the allegations have moved with him to the new team. In Getafe’s clash against Real Madrid earlier this month, Jude Bellingham was alleged to have aimed slur words at Greenwood, muttering “rapist” at the Manchester United loanee and the Spanish Football Chiefs immediately launched an investigation into the incident. However, sources are claiming that Greenwood is relieved that the case was dropped, with the player keen to focus on football.

Bad news for Brighton as Kaoru Mitoma could be out until end of season.

Brighton has been hit with a injury blow, as star winger, Kaoru Mitoma is set to potentially miss the rest of the season after picking up a back injury earlier this month. After a really impressive start to the season, scoring three goals and four assists, Mitoma has only played two games since December, as a result of recurring injuries. Brighton’s coach, Roberto De Zerbi has however just confirmed that the Japan international will miss about three months due to the bad injury. This will be such a big blow for Brighton who will be looking to earn a European spot.

Stephen A. Smith claims Tatum should be in the MVP conversation.

Every season, the narrative around the NBA MVP award continues to shift and fans are increasingly confused about the exact criteria. For some, it’s the best player in the best team and for others, it’s more statistically defined. With Joel Embiid out, Jokic, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Giannis and Luka Doncic are the present front runners for the coveted award, despite the Boston Celtics having the best record this season. Media personality, Stephen A. Smith is however pushing the narrative that Boston Celtics’ star, Jayson Tatum should also be in the MVP race, for being the best player in the best team in the league. NBA fans have taken to social media to oppose this take, alluding Giannis’ 2022/2023 season where he averaged 30 ppg whilst the Bucks had the best record in the league and still lost the award to Joel Embiid.

William Troost-Ekong out of the season with a hamstring injury.

The Super Eagles’ captain, William Troost-Ekong is set to miss the remainder of the season for club side, Paok Thessaloniki after sustaining a hamstring injury during the AFCON 2023 group stage games. The defender reportedly picked up this injury during the group game versus host country, Ivory Coast and decided to play on, leading Nigeria to and scoring at the AFCON 2023 finals and winning the Player of the Tournament award. He has received great praises from Nigerians for his resilience.

Chelsea reports claims Christopher Nkunku is undergoing medical assessment.

Christopher Nkunku has struggled with numerous injury crisis since completing his move to Chelsea in the summer. The Frenchman suffered a knock in Carabao Cup defeat against Liverpool and looks set to potentially miss some games. In Chelsea’s latest statement, the club confirmed that Nkunku is presently undergoing medical assessment to determine the extent of his condition. The club is hoping the condition is not too serious, as he is a very important player for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

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