No Surgery For Injured Leon Balogun

Fortuna Dusseldorf and new Super Eagles right back, Leon Balogun, will not undergo surgery on his injured right foot, his German club medical crew revealed last weekend.
An excited Balogun said from his base in Germany on Sunday that the doctors who carried out a second round of check up on his injury, disclosed that it was not as serious as previously envisaged, and that there will be no need for surgery.
Balogun suffered the injury in Nigeria’s last friendly match against Mexico last Wednesday in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
“They told me that the two bones broken are in the base of my foot, which will heal on their own and will not require me to undergo any surgical operation. I was also told that within six weeks I should be in good condition and another two or four weeks for rehabilitation. Overall I should be back kicking the ball by the time the national team return to camp”, Balogun hinted.
Already, treatment for the 25 year defender has already began in German and the Nigerian medical crew are also keeping a close tab on his treatment.
“Yes, I’m in touch with Dr Ibrahim Gyaran, team administrator, Dayo Enebi Achor and I must say I am totally overwhelmed by the show of love by Nigerians and fans across the world. I remain committed to overcome this initial setback and return quickly for the World Cup preparations”, he said.
He said he will keep fit while recuperating by visiting the gym regularly. “I just hope I don’t look too muscular when I resume training, but I will keep fit while I try to get myself ready for future challenges”, he said laughing.


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