Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen was left with injuries following a clash of heads with defender Milan Skriniar during Napoli vs Inter Serie A clash. It was obvious that the player was injured as his cheekbone rocked Skriniar’s head in an accidental collision at the San Siro Stadium. The Super Eagles forward looked dazed as he was visibly swollen in the left eye and cheekbone, but he managed to walk off the pitch.
Report claims the 22-year-old was immediately rushed to San Raffaele hospital for tests, which showed multiple displaced fractures on his left cheekbone and orbital bone. He is set to undergo surgery in Milan as he has been transferred to the Niguarda hospital where he got admitted and placed under observation. There were earlier claims that Osimhen could be out of action for about a month and this is a big blow to Napoli’s Serie A quest and Nigeria’s hope for AFCON title.
The 22-year-old has now doubled his tally in goal wearing the national colours of Nigeria with ten strikes in 19 matches as well as five assists. The Napoli forward is being linked with several top clubs in Europe including Bayern Munich and Branca believes Osimhen will justify his pay. Napoli made a staggering offer for the youngster in the summer of 2020 in a deal believed to be worth over 80 million euros, a club and African transfer record.