Victor Osimhen’s surgeon has provided more updates on the player’s condition after his face injury during Serie A game against Inter Milan last weekend.
After colliding heads with Milan Skriniar, the 22-year-old was forced off as Napoli lost 3-2 to Inter Milan on Sunday.
Osimhen will have surgery and will be out for at least three months, according to a statement from his Serie A team.
The Nigeria International’s surgeon has revealed just how complex the player’s issue was.
Gianpaolo Tartaro said the player’s eye came out of the socket because of the destruction of the malar bone.
He warned that the Nigerian must be careful while suggesting he may not play in the upcoming African Cup of Nations in Cameroon because he has to go through another surgery.
Osimhen fractured a cheekbone and eye socket as a result of the clash with Inter defender Milan Skriniar.
“The eye came out of its socket. It is not simple at all, in fact it is very delicate due to the crushing of the socket, due to the curving of the malar bone [which is] practically destroyed,” Tartaro said in an interview with Il Corriere dello Sport.
“We have to now look at a special mask for his case.”