Glasgow Rangers of Scotland defender, Leon Aderemi Balogun was ruled out of his side’s Scottish Premiership fixture against Livingston by a ‘niggle in the quad muscle,’ megasportsaena.com reports.
The 32-year-old Balogun, who has been used as a right-back in his last three matches, has made 16 appearances in the Scottish top-flight this season, helping The Light Blues keep 12 clean-sheets in the process, but he will not be thee to battle Livingston.
This much was revealed by The Gers’ coach, Steven Gerrard, while throwing light on the absence of Balogun from the squad roster for the midweek clash at Tony Macaroni Arena, after the centre back was substituted at half-time during Rangers’ 5-2 thrashing of Royal Antwerp in the UEFA Europa League last Thursday.
It had earlier been thought that Gerrard substituted Balogun in that game because the former Fotuna Dusseldorf, Darmstadt, Werder Bremen and SV Mainz defender picked up a booking in the 36th minute.
Gerrad has, however, now disclosed that Balogun, who has also played for Brighton and Wigan Athletic, had to be replaced because he was struggling with an injury and the Liverpool legend added: “Leon is struggling. He’s got a niggle in the quad muscle that he came off the game. So, he’s a big doubt for sure.”