Injury blow for Super Eagles defender - FCNaija

German Bundesliga By: Ayodeji Tunde | 21/10/2017

Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun was back in action in the Bundesliga on Friday night but it did not go all well for him as he got injured in FSV Mainz 05 defeat by Schalke 04 at Veltin Arena.

Balogun was quite outstanding in the Mainz defence before he picked a second injury and was replaced on 79 minutes by Kenan Kodro.

It is not yet clear the extent of his injury though FCNaija understands that Balogun may have suffered a cheekbone fracture.

Balogun now joins another Super Eagles star in Victor Moses who is already on the sidelines as a result of a hamstring injury.

In Friday's Bundesliga clash, Balogun, 29, had earlier on 75 minutes been taken off the pitch for treatment but returned to the pitch a minute later before he was eventually subbed on 79 minutes.

Goals on either half of the game by Leon Goretzka (13 minutes) and Guido Burgstaller (74 minutes) saw The Royal Blues cruising to a comfortable win, condemning coach Sandro Schwarz’s Mainz charges to a 2-0 defeat.