Leon Balogun – Super Eagles & Mainz 05 defender injured

Nigeria defender Leon Balogun was injured in FSV Mainz 05 defeat by Schalke 04 at Veltin Arena Friday night in a German Bundesliga fixture, Scorenigeria.com.ng reports.

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

The extent of his injury has yet to be ascertained.

Chelsea ace Victor Moses is already on the sidelines as a result of a hamstring injury.

Stopper 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) handed The Royal Blues a comfortable win, condemning coach Sandro Schwarz’s Mainz charges to a 2-0 defeat.

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