Hoffenheim defender Kevin Akpoguma has been ruled out for an estimated two weeks after doctors confirmed he sustained an orbital fracture, reports Futbalgalore.com.
The 22-year-old sustained the injury in last Saturday’s German Bundesliga game where his side defeated Freiburg 3-1.
Akpoguma who has been enjoying regular playtime in the top flight though devastated by the news says he is already looking forward to regaining full fitness.
“I feel very bad that this injury has come at this time when I have been enjoying my football,” he told Futbalgalore.com.
“But then it is part of the game and I have to deal with it. I only hope a heal quicker so a can rejoin my teammates very soon.”
The Nigeria Football Federation have been on the case of Akpoguma for over three years, German-based Technical Study Group member Darlington Omodiagbe attempted to convince the ex-Germany U20 skipper to change allegiance to Nigeria without success.
Akpoguma has racked up 64 international appearances for Germany’s youth teams since he first played for the U16s against Cyprus in a friendly on February 15, 2011.