Defender Leon Balogun is a major doubt to feature for the Super Eagles in their opening game at the World Cup against Croatia on Saturday.
The Brighton and Hove Albion new signing did not partake in the team’s training at camp base Essentuki on Thursday morning as he had to be sidelined due to injury.
A report from KweseESPN state that the 29-year-old has undergone a scan and the result will decide whether or not he will start the game against the Blazers.
Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo is favourite to replace Balogun in defence should he fail to pass fitness tests for Saturday’s clash.
Meanwhile, the team has departed their camp base at Essentuki to travel down to Kaliningard, venue of the clash against Croatia, on Thursday afternoon.