Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen has been ruled out of action for three months following the surgery on his cheekbone and eye socket.
This was disclosed in a statement released by Serie A leaders Napoli on their official website. As a result, the striker will miss the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon next year.
Recall that the Nigeria international suffered the injury in Napoli’s 3-2 loss to champions Inter Milan at the San Siro after colliding with Inter defender Milan Skriniar. He was taken to the hospital immediately after leaving the pitch and was diagnosed with an orbital and cheekbone injury with the striker scheduled to go into surgery today.
The 22-year-old has been Nigeria’s first-choice striker since 2019 after the retirement of Odion Ighalo. He has been in good form for the national team scoring four goals in their Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifying Group C.