Napoli doctor Gianpaolo Tartaro rules Osimhen out of AFCON

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The Parthenopean physician disclosed to Radio Kiss Kiss that Victor Osimhen will need more time to recover from the operation and the Nations Cup might just be coming too soon for him.

 

Osimhen who played a key role in Nigeria’s qualification for the 2022 African Cup of Nations sustain a dangerous injury during the Inter-Napoli match last Sunday.

 

He had successful surgery on Tuesday and he will remain under observation for the next few days.

 

Discussion of his possible return date, The Napoli surgeon confirmed, Osimhen could be sidelined for three months and will definitely miss the African Cup of Nations billed for January.

 

“Osimhen’s injury was not a simple cheekbone fracture but also affected several bones of the face,”

 

“I don’t know when he will leave for African Cup, because I don’t know how he will respond to the fear of playing.”

 

“Titanium plates and screws were used in the operation. The player is doing well and will remain under observation for the next few days.” he said.

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