Leon Balogun will be expected back in action soon after he underwent Surgery on a fracture to his left hand Mainz 05 have confirmed.
Balogun, 29, missed the club’s weekend Bundesliga win against FC Köln due to the injury he sustained on Friday.
Mainz 05 tweeted the update on the defender’s status on Sunday expressing optimism that he “will be able to carry on playing.”
The tweet reads: 🤕 @LeonBalogun suffered a fracture to his left hand on Friday and has undergone surgery. Luckily, he will be able to carry on playing 💪
Get well soon, Leon! 💐
Recently, the player suffered a suspected fractured cheekbone and was rested by the club, but returned to action for Nigeria against Argentina in an international friendly last week.
The General has not tweeted since Friday!
🤕 @LeonBalogun suffered a fracture to his left hand on Friday and has undergone surgery. Luckily, he will be able to carry on playing 💪
Get well soon, Leon! 💐 pic.twitter.com/1WRzkVbTb9
— Mainz 05 English (@Mainz05en) November 19, 2017
Meanwhile, Former Nigeria U23 forward Stanley Dimgba is expected in South Africa tomorrow to begin trials with Premier South African League side (PSL) Ajax Cape Town, Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively reveal.
Dimgba who was a part of the Nigerian U23 team that went to the Olympics in Rio but failed to make the final squad for the games proper has also represented Nigeria at senior level.
He played for the B team of the Nigerian team popularly referred to as CHAN Eagles two years ago, shortly before his move to Enyimba from Sunshine Stars of Akure.
” Dimgba is heading to Ajax Cape Town for trails. He will leave tomorrow for South Africa”, Owngoalnigeria.com transfer expert Daniel Martins exclusively told this portal.
” His style will no doubt suit the PSL, he is quick, strong and dribbles very well. I have no doubt that he will succeed in the trials. For the games I watched him play for Enyimba last season, he is still one of the players with a sweet left foot in the Nigeria Professional Football League “.