December 3, 2021

Osimhen to miss 2021 AFCON, undergoes surgery

Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, has been ruled out of action for three months following the surgery on his cheekbone and eye socket.

Serie A leaders Napoli disclosed this in a statement released on their official website today.

With this, the striker will miss the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon next year.

The statement read, “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.”

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