Super Eagles Star Leon Balogun Undergoes Surgery After Fracturing Left Hand
Published: November 19, 2017
 Super Eagles Star Leon Balogun Undergoes Surgery After Fracturing Left HandLeon Balogun has undergone surgery after suffering a fracture to his left hand on Friday, Bundesliga club Mainz 05 have officially announced.
 
Due to the ailment, the Nigeria international did not suit up for Mainz in their 1-0 win over Cologne on Saturday afternoon.

''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.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel