Napoli provide a fresh update on Osimhen following his injury against Inter Milan

The 22-year-old picked up two injuries in his side’s Serie A clash against Simeone Inzaghi’s men at the San Siro stadium on Sunday evening

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen has returned to Naples on Monday evening and will undergo surgery on Tuesday following his injury in Napoli’s clash against Inter Milan on Sunday.

Napoli provided a fresh update on Osimhen’s current status on their social media pages. The Neapolitans, however, did not put a time on his return.

Napoli’s statement read: Victor Osimhen is returning to Naples this evening where he will remain under observation. He will be operated on tomorrow by Gianpaolo Tartaro, who will be assisted by Dr Raffaele Canonico, the head of the club’s medical department.

Osimhen walked off in the 55th minute of the encounter between Luciano Spalletti’s men and the Nerazzurri following a clash of heads with Milan Skriniar.

Both players needed treatment, but it was Osimhen that came off worse. The 22-year-old Nigerian striker walked off with a swollen eye and cheek.

After undergoing a test, it was revealed that he suffered an orbital fracture and broke his left cheekbone.

It is unclear when he would return, but he faces a race against time to be fit for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

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