Napoli Doctor Reveals Why Victor Osimhen Still Wears Protective Mask

Napoli Doctor Reveals Why Victor Osimhen Still Wears Protective Mask

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:08 PM

Roberto Ruggiero who is Napoli doctor has explained that Victor Osimhen is still wearing the protective mask for games because it gives him sense of security.

In November 21, Victor Osimhen sustained eye socket injury while playing for Napoli against Inter Milan in Serie A match which they lost 3-2.

The Nigerian striker then had to undergo surgery and was sidelined for three months which made him not to be part of the Super Eagles squad for the African Cup of Nations.

Roberto Ruggiero, Victor Osimhen, Napoli, mask.
Napoli doctor reveals why Victor Osimhen still wears protective mask. Photo by Cesare Purini
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And at the African Cup of Nations in Cameroon, Super Eagles failed to soar without Victor Osimhen and they crashed out in the knockout losing against Tunisia.

According to the report on GOAL, Roberto Ruggiero stated that Victor Osimhen wants to continue wearing mask until when he feels safe.

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Roberto Ruggiero's reaction about Victor Osimhen

"Osimhen is perfectly healed, he's still wearing the protective mask because it gives him a sense of security, but he's healed.
"He has his own balance and wants to wear it. Hopefully this mask will be enough until he feels safe and takes it off. Not before then. I have still seen for a check, but as soon as he returns, we will have intense work to do.”

Osimhen explains How he Can Break Rashidi Yekini's Record in The Super Eagles

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen stated emphatically that he has the qualities and abilities to equal and even break the 37-goal record set by Rashidi Yekini in the Super Eagles.

Ten years after the demise of Rashidi Yekini, no Super Eagles striker has been able to break the goal record in the national team.

Many fans and sports pundits are even of the opinions that Rashidi Yekini's record in the Super Eagles will last for more years to come.

But with the current form of Victor Osimhen who also has the age on his side, many are of the views that the Napoli striker may equal Rashidi Yekini's record.

Since 2017 that Victor Osimhen broke into the Super Eagles, the 23-year-old has featured in 22 games netting 15 goals for the three-times African champions.

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