Heartbreak As Important Super Eagles Striker Diagnosed With Multiple Displaced Facial Fractures

Heartbreak As Important Super Eagles Striker Diagnosed With Multiple Displaced Facial Fractures

  • Victor Osimhen was seriously injured during Napoli’s clash vs Inter Milan after following a clash of heads with Skriniar
  • The Nigerian international has been reportedly diagnosed with multiple displaced fractures of the left cheekbone and orbital bone
  • The camera captured the moment the 22-year-old racked his cheek on the defender’s head before he was forced off looking dazed

Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen was left with injuries following a clash of heads with defender Milan Skriniar during Napoli vs Inter Serie A clash, Channels TV reports.

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.

Victor Osimhen
Victor Osimhen injured during Napoli vs Inter Milan game. Photo: Sportinfoto
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Football.Italia 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.

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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 the youngster 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.

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A former sporting director at Italian club Inter Milan, Marco Branca, has disclosed that Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen is one of the best strikers currently.

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.

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Osimhen slams social media critic

Legit.ng earlier reported that Victor Osimhen gave one of his followers on Instagram a response that he would not forget for a while after the fan cautioned him on his social media posts.

The Napoli star was following a trend in Nigeria about making an affirmation on the unusual things he desired to do.

Osimhen's fan found his comments offensive because of the kind of influence he has on social media and on the youths.

Source: Sports Brief News