Leon Balogun was on for 90 minutes for Mainz 05

Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun was missing for his club this past weekend as he was declared injured, his club Mainz 05 announced.

The Nigerian who was instrumental to the Super Eagles smooth qualification for the World Cup recently underwent surgery for broken cheekbones and had to wear a mask while playing for the Bundesliga side and the Super Eagles.

He was left out of Mainz’s Bundesliga clash on Saturday against Cologne after featuring for Nigeria in the 4-2 friendly win over Argentina on Tuesday in Krasnodar, Russia.

Mainz via their official twitter explained why the centre-back could not feature on Saturday.

 @LeonBalogun suffered a fracture to his left hand on Friday and has undergone surgery. Luckily, he will be able to carry on playing ,” Mainz  tweeted on Sunday.

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