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Super Eagles debutant, Balogun, to undergo surgery in Germany

Leon Balogun will undergo surgery in Germany when he returns to his base by this weekend, after he suffered a fractured foot in the highly explosive international friendly between Nigeria and Mexico on Wednesday in Atlanta Georgia, United States.


Super Eagles doctor, Ibrahim Gyaran told Head Coach Stephen Keshi, that it was the best option open to the young defender and the surgery will effectively rule him out for up to eight weeks. 

That may give the defender enough time to quickly bounce back and rejoin the national team ahead of preparation for the World Cup in May, if invited.

The medics explained that they if he does not carry out any surgery, it will take him a longer time to return to action (up to 4months) hence the surgery option. 

His club medics have already been briefed about the development, even as Keshi says his immediate concern for the player is about his health.

Balogun was involved in a horrific fall with a Mexican striker near the dug-out of the El Tri midway into the second half of the encounter and hit his legs against objects in the technical area.

This forced the Nigerian bench to replace him even when he came on only in the second half of the game.

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