Victor Osimhen’s recent injury during a friendly match between Nigeria and Saudi Arabia has cast a gloomy shadow over both Napoli and the Super Eagles. The encounter ended in a 2-2 draw, but it came at a significant cost for the prolific Napoli striker, MySportDab reports.
Osimhen was substituted at halftime during the match, and it has now been confirmed that his injury will force him to miss several weeks of footballing action.
The extent of his injury has been assessed, and reports suggest that he could be sidelined for a duration of four to six weeks. This unfortunate news delivers a substantial blow to both club and country.
According to Sky, as reported by Italian Football TV, Osimhen’s absence is set to impact crucial fixtures. He is expected to miss games against Union Berlin in the UEFA Champions League, both home and away, and a Serie A clash against AC Milan. The best-case scenario points to his possible return on November 25th when Napoli faces Atalanta in Serie A.
Napoli, who have been navigating a challenging Serie A campaign, will sorely miss Osimhen’s striking prowess during this period.
The Nigerian forward has been an integral part of their attack, and his absence will pose a considerable challenge for the club as they aim to climb the league standings.
Moreover, Osimhen’s unavailability comes as a significant setback for the Super Eagles as they prepare for World Cup qualifiers in November.
Nigeria is scheduled to face Lesotho and Zimbabwe, and Osimhen’s absence will leave a void in their offensive lineup.
The timeline for Osimhen’s recovery indicates a potential return in the Serie A on November 25th against Atalanta, but this timeline is contingent on his rehabilitation progress.
For Napoli and the Super Eagles, this is a challenging period as they seek to cope without the services of one of their most influential players. The footballing world watches with bated breath as Victor Osimhen embarks on the journey to regain his fitness and return to the pitch.