Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen will not be available for next year’s African Cup of Nations.
According to a statement on Napoli’s official website, Osimhen underwent cheekbone and eye socket surgery and could be out for three months.
The statement reads;
“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.”
The 22-year-old striker was subbed off in the second half of Napoli’s 3-2 loss after he had a head collision with Milan Škriniar.
This development means that the striker will play no part at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroun in January but could return for the World Cup playoffs in March.