Napoli Director Reveals the True Nature of Victor Osimhen’s Injury

Napoli Director Reveals the True Nature of Victor Osimhen’s Injury

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:11 PM
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  • Napoli will on Wednesday evening, 7 September, host Premier League side Liverpool in Champions League tie
  • And ahead of the Champions League game, Napoli director Giuntoli explained that Victor Osimhen is having an abductor issue
  • Giuntoli added that Napoli doctors are now trying their best to make sure that Osimhen is fit to face Liverpool

Cristiano Giuntoli, who is Napoli's director has stated clearly that Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen is having issues with his abductor ahead of the club's clash with Liverpool.

Napoli will on Wednesday evening, 7 September, start their campaign in this term's Champions League with a battle against Premier League giants Liverpool in a battle that is expected to be a challenging one.

Victor Osimhen got injured during Napoli's last game against Lazio in the Serie A and there have been doubts over his availability for the clash against Liverpool.

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Napoli director Giuntoli says Victor Osimhen has abductor issue. Photo by Giuseppe Maffia
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According to the report on Nation, Cristiano Giuntoli explained that Napoli medical team are currently sweating over the fitness of Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen.

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Cristiano Giuntoli's reaction to Victor Osimhen's injury

“He has a little issue with his adductor, but no lesion. He and medical staff must decide what to do against Liverpool.”

What is an abductor strain?

It is a common cause of groin injury and pain among athletes and the risk factors include previous hip or groin injury, age, weak abductors, muscle fatigue, and decreased range of motion.

Super Falcons put up sensational performance to end goalless streak against USA after two decades

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Super Falcons of Nigeria put up a fine performance against their counterparts in the United States, losing 2-1 in Washington.

It is more than 20 years since the Nigerian side scored against the United States Women’s National Team, which came in their 7-1 loss to the Americans in 1999.

However, the United States continued their winning dominance over Nigeria, extending their streak to seven.

Tosin Demehin’s own goal gave the Americans the lead in the 24th minute, but Nigeria fought back in the second half.

Moments after coming on, substitute Uchenna Kanu restored parity for Nigeria in the 50th minute before Rose Lavelle’s header shot the US back into the lead in the 66th minute.

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