2021 AFCON: Napoli finally rule out Osimhen

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The chances of the Super Eagles at the forthcoming delayed 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon early next year is dangerously hanging in the balance following confirmation by Napoli that their injured Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen will be out of action for 90 days.

Osimhen sustained fractures to his cheekbone and eye socket during Sunday’s 3-2 defeat by Inter Milan after clashing heads with defender Milan Skriniar.

The Italian side said yesterday, that the center forward had undergone surgery on the injury, and will be out for three months.

“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,” the club announced. “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.”