MAINZ 05’S LEON BALOGUN INJURED, UNDERGOES SURGERY

Written by on November 20, 2017

Super Eagles dependable defender, Leon Balogun has successfully undergone surgery after suffering a fracture to his left hand on Friday. The Nigerian international star did not suit up for his clubside, FSV Mainz 05 in their one-nil win over Cologne on Saturday afternoon.

The German club confirmed the situation on their twitter handle, but said that with appropriate healing and a track, the centre-back can return to the pitch in the coming weeks and be available for the last group matches.

The latest injury is coming after Balogun suffered a fractured cheekbone before Nigeria’s recent matches against Algeria and Argentina and had to wear a protective mask on his face.

Speaking on the defender’s condition, an official of the Nigeria Football Federation said the federation was in touch with the player, who has assured that he is receiving adequate treatment from his club’s doctors. The official also said the federation has received report that Balogun will be ready to play when the Super Eagles start their next round of tune-up games early next year.


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