Kevin Akpoguma: Nigerian star picks up muscle injury in Hoffenheim's defeat to Freiburg

Kevin Akpoguma: Nigerian star picks up muscle injury in Hoffenheim's defeat to Freiburg

- Kevin Akpoguma will be out of action for some weeks

- The Nigerian star picked up an injury during Hoffenheim's defeat to Freiburg last weekend

- Akpoguma broke into the Super Eagles squad in 2020 and has become a key member of the team

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Super Eagles defender Kevin Akpoguma has been ruled out of action for an unspecified period of time after sustaining a muscle injury in Hoffenheim's 3-1 home defeat to Freiburg.

The 25-year-old lasted just 17 minutes in the encounter after colliding with Christian Gunter and was replaced by Robert Skov for the remainder of the meeting.

However, the club confirmed the latest development in a statement on their official website but refused to give a possible return date for the player.

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Kevin Akpoguma down after suffering injury setback during Hoffenheim's defeat to Freiburg over the weekend. Photo by TF-Images.
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His chances of adding to the tally have now been cut short with the injury set back as he will likely miss a number of games before getting back to the pitch. The statement as reported by Complete Sports reads:

“Likewise for Kevin Akpoguma, who sustained a muscle and tendon injury on the back of his left thigh in the sprint duel with the fast Günter and had to be replaced after a good quarter of an hour. He, too, is likely to be absent for weeks.

The former Germany youth international broke into the Super Eagles team in 2020 and has been a key part of Gernot Rohr's squad since then. earlier reported that Nigerian winger Victor Osimhen will be punished for breaking the deadly coronavirus guidelines while on holidays in his home country.

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