Napoli's Team Doctor Gives Update on Victor Osimhen's Injury | Read
Napoli and Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen's eye, was confirmed to have popped out of its socket after suffering an injury in his club's defeat to Inter Milan in the Serie A.
According to reports from the Daily Mail, the club's doctor, Gianpolo Tartaro, gave more details about the incident which has ruled out the 22-year-old for three months.
The injury will also be an enormous blow to affect Napoli who top of the Serie A table ahead of AC Milan in second position on goal difference.
He had a series of fractures. It was as if his head had ended up under a press. The eye came out of its socket. It is not simple at all, in fact it is very delicate due to the crushing of the socket, due to the curving of the malar bone which is practically destroyed. The various fractures, not only the cheekbone, obviously borough complications and six plates and 18 screws, had to be inserted. It took three hours; we had to cut him in three places on his face. We have to now look at a special mask for his case. It is not something banal, there is a nerve there, it is all very difficult. We will see how his situation evolves.
The Super Eagles will be without the striker at the African Cup of Nations, which will be hosted in Cameroon. The striker has scored nine goals in 14 appearances for Napoli this season. He also was key in the Super Eagles qualification to the playoffs of the FIFA 2022 World Cup.