Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun, has defended himself after being tagged an injury-prone player.
The Brighton defender is a major doubt for Super Eagles friendly against the Warriors of Zimbabwe due to a minor injury setback.
The big centre-back, who is expected to be named in Nigeria’s final 23-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, missed a number of games for his English Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion in the 2018-19 season.
Balogun also battled to stay fit a couple of times during his stint with German club FSV Mainz.
But he has come out to address the notion that he can’t stay injury-free for a long period.
“I’ve never had any serious injuries, you will always see me back on the pitch after one month, fourteen days. My injury problems, I’ll say it’s part of the game, it happens,” Balogun stated during his interaction with the media in Asaba.
“Five years I have been part of the Super Eagles now, I’ve proven that I’ve overcome injuries and always doing my job.”
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