OH Leuven have announced that young striker Nachon Nsingi will be out for eight weeks, and therefore will miss the rest of the regular season. The striker picked up an injury following a challenge from Zulte Waregem’s Timothy Derijck, who despite being the last man managed to avoid a red card.
Nsingi had been included in the Belgian U21 squad and could have featured at the European championships this summer, but the injury may put an end to those chances. The 21-year-old has scored four goals and provided one assist in his breakthrough season at the club.
This now leaves OH Leuven incredibly short of striking options, with top scorer Mario Gonzalez having been out for a number of weeks now. It now looks like the winter signings of Nathan Opoku and Mai Traore will be given a chance upfront due to the lack of other options.
One saving grace for Leuven has been the form of Icelandic midfielder Jón Dagur Thorsteinsson, who scored twice and provided one assist last weekend against Zulte Waregem.