ROME – Napoli's Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen appears sure to overlook the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations as he wants three months to recuperate from surgical procedure to a smashed cheekbone, the Serie A leaders mentioned on Tuesday.
Osimhen suffered a number of face fractures following a conflict of heads throughout Napoli's defeat at Inter Milan on Sunday.
The 22-year-old underwent surgical procedure on Tuesday having titanium implants positioned in his cheekbone and eye socket.
"The participant is doing effectively and can stay beneath commentary for the following few days," mentioned Napoli in a press release.
The membership mentioned Osimhen was "anticipated to return to motion in three months" which might put him out of competition for the Africa Cup of Nations which runs from January 9 to February 6 in Cameroon.
He will even miss a big swathe of the Serie A season.
Napoli prime the desk in Italy after forking out 70 million euros to lure the marksman away from French champions Lille. Osimhen has already scored 9 occasions for the membership this season.
For Nigeria he has 10 targets from 19 appearances and has been distinguished of their World Cup qualifying marketing campaign for Qatar 2022.