By Emmanuel Adeleke
Super Eagles forward , Victor Osimhen, has been ruled out of action for three months following surgery on his cheekbone and eye socket.
Serie A leaders, Napoli disclosed this in a statement released on its official website on Tuesday.
With this, the striker will miss the forthcoming 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
The statement read: “On Tuesday morning, Victor Osimhen was operated on his cheekbone and eye socket by Gianpaolo Tartaro, who was assisted by Dr Mario Santagata with Dr Raffaele Canonico also present.
“Titanium plates and screws were used in the operation.
“The player is doing well and will remain under observation for the next few days.
“Osimhen is expected to return to action in three months.”
The Nigerian international suffered the injury in Napoli’s 3-2 loss to Serie A champions, Inter Milan, at the San Siro after colliding with Milan Skriniar, on Sunday.
He was taken to the hospital immediately after leaving the pitch and was discharged on Monday after being diagnosed with an orbital and cheekbone injury.
The 22-year-old has been Nigeria’s first-choice striker since 2019 after the retirement of Odion Ighalo. He has been in his best form for the national team scoring four goals during the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifying games.