Nigeria international defender Leon Balogun has undergone surgery on his left hand, as confirmed by his German Bundesliga team Mainz 05.

The 29 year old broke his hand on Friday 17 November, but soon went under the knife to treat the ailment.

He missed Mainz’s 1-0 victory over Cologne in the Bundesliga last weekend, but is expected to make a quick recovery.

“Leon Balogun suffered a middle hand fracture on his left hand on Friday, which was treated surgically,” Mainz wrote on their official website.

”However, with appropriate healing and a track, the center-back can return to the pitch in the coming weeks and be available for the last group matches.”

It is the second fracture Balogun has suffered in recent times, having damaged his cheekbone ahead of Nigeria’s latest matches against Algeria and Argentina.

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