Super Eagles Defender Suffers Head Injury

Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun will be missing in action for his Scottish Club Rangers FC this weekend due to the head injury he suffered during his last outing with the club.

Balogun’s head injury was confirmed by Rangers’ coach Steven Gerrard ahead of this weekend’s league tie against Motherwell,

Gerrard disclosed during his pre-match press conference ahead of the encounter at the Ibrox that Balogun suffered the head injury in Rangers loss to St. Mirren in the Betfred Cup on Wednesday night.

The Nigerian international was taken off in the 84th minute of that loss following a clash of heads with another Nigerian, John Obika.

“Balogun is unavailable for tomorrow as we are following medical protocol after a head injury, Gerrard told the media.

However, Gerrard expects the former Brighton and Hove Albion defender to be fit for Rangers trip to St. Johnstone on December 23.

“We’re hoping to have him available for the next one after the weekend, the ex-England star added.

Since making the switch to Scotland, Balogun has been a key player at Rangers though he has had his brilliant spells occasionally interrupted with injuries like this.

The 32-year-old has made 16 appearances in all competitions for Steven Gerrard’s men.

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