By Chidera Akalonu
Super Eagles defence stalwart, Leon Balogun has been assured of a quick return to action by his Germany club, Mainz 05 following the fracture to his left hand in training last Friday.
According to the club, the Nigeria international did not suit up for Mainz in their 1-0 win over Cologne on Saturday afternoon due to the injury.
‘’Leon Balogun suffered a middle hand fracture on his left hand on Friday, which was treated surgically,’’ Mainz wrote on their official website.
‘’However, with appropriate healing and a track, the center-back can return to the pitch in the coming weeks and be available for the last group matches.’’
Balogun suffered a fractured cheek bone before he traveled for Nigeria’s games against Algeria and Argentina, and had to wear a protective mask on his face.
The central defender went the distance against the North Africans and was on the pitch for an hour against the two-time world champions.