Nigerian International Osimhen Suffers Face Fractures After Head Clash

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Nigerian international and Napoli striker Victor Osimhen suffered multiple face fractures following a clash of heads during Napoli’s 3-2 defeat against Inter Milan at San Siro, Napoli said.

In a statement, Napoli said that tests revealed “multiple displaced fractures of the left eye socket and cheekbone”.

Osimhen, 22, left the San Siro field with a lump around his left eye and cheekbone after the nasty collision with Milan Skriniar 10 minutes after half-time during Sunday’s thrilling showdown between the title contenders.

The Super Eagles striker was able to walk off the pitch, although clearly dazed.

Napoli did not say for how long they expected Osimhen is expected to be out of action. Osimhen has scored five Serie A goals for Napoli this season, and four in the Europa League.

However, Italian media report he could be sidelined for a month, which could be a major blow for Napoli’s title challenge. If Osimhen recovers on time, he will be able to represent Nigeria at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in January.


Chidi Nwoke/Napoli.

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