The Super Eagles’ chances of competing in the postponed 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon early next year are perilously hung in the balance after Napoli announced that their injured talismanic Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen will be sidelined for 90 days.
After colliding heads with defender Milan Skriniar during Sunday’s 3-2 loss to Inter Milan, the 22-year-old attacker suffered fractures to his cheekbone and eye socket.
The Italian club announced today that the centre forward had undergone surgery and will be out for three months as a result.
“On Tuesday morning, Victor Osimhen was operated on his cheekbone and eye socket by Gianpaolo Tartaro, who was assisted by Dr Mario Santagata with Dr Raffaele Canonico also present,” the club announced.
“Titanium plates and screws were used in the operation. The player is doing well and will remain under observation for the next few days.
“Osimhen is expected to return to action in three months.”