Osimhen Set To Miss Nations Cup

By Ibrahim Taiwo, The Nigerian Voice Sports

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen has been ruled out of the 2022 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

The 22-year-old underwent a successful surgery on Tuesday after suffering multiple fractures when he had a clash of heads with Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar on Sunday.

Napoli announced that he is set to be out of action for three months.

“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”.

“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”.

Osimhen has scored nine goals in all competitions for Napoli.

The will serve as a big blow to Nigeria as they prepare for the 2022 Nations Cup in Cameroon.