Nigeria will be without big man Shane Lawal for the rest of the Rio Olympics after he was injured in their opening day defeat to Argentina.

The Barcelona forward is reportedly facing a layoff of up to three months as D’Tigers plod on in Rio without the influential forward.

“Tough to watch my brother go down last night, but I know a warrior when I see one,” Nigerian team-mate Chamberlain Oguchi posted on his Instagram account.

“It’s only a matter of time before he’s back in beast mode. Until then, I wish you well on your road to recovery.”

Nigeria play Lithuania later tonight.