Osimhen (file photo)
By Valentine Amanze
Nigerian and Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen, has suffered multiple face fractures following a clash of heads during his club’s defeat at Inter Milan on Sunday.
The Serie A leaders [Napoli] stated on Sunday that tests revealed “multiple displaced fractures of the left eye socket and cheekbone”.
Osimhen left the San Siro field 10 minutes after half-time during Sunday’s thrilling showdown, which Italian title contenders, Inter Milan, won 3-2.
The 22-year-old managed to walk off the pitch, clearly dazed and with a swollen face, after being flattened in an aerial challenge with Milan Skriniar.
Napoli did not say for how long they expected Osimhen, who has scored five Serie A goals this season and a further four in the Europa League, is expected to be out of action.
But Italian media reported that he could be sidelined for a month. That would be a major blow for Napoli’s title challenge as, assuming he recovers in time, he will be also represent Nigeria at the Africa Cup of Nations, which gets under way in early January.