Napoli drop major update on Nigerian striker Osimhen after colliding with Atalanta player during Serie A game

Napoli drop major update on Nigerian striker Osimhen after colliding with Atalanta player during Serie A game

- Victor Osimehn underwent tests after collision with Atalanta defender Cristian Romero

- The Nigerian star will still be under medical observation but his test turned out negative

- Osimhen has scored just twice in 10 Serie A appearances for Gattuso's men

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Africa's most expensive player Victor Osimhen has undergone a medical assessment following the head injury he suffered during Napoli's 4-2 defeat to Atalanta over the weekend.

The Nigeria international landed awkwardly on the pitch after colliding with Cristian Romero towards the end of the game.

He was immediately rushed to the hospital for evaluation after the terrible fall during the Serie A encounter.

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However, the Super Eagles attacker has now been certified clean by the medics but he will have to be eased back into action gradually. Napoli posted the development on their official website.

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Napoli Provide Positive update on Nigerian star Victor Osimhen
Nigerian star Victor Osimhen clashes with Berat Djimsiti of Atalanta during the Serie A match. Photo by Jonathan Moscrop
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"Victor Osimhen, following the injury with head trauma suffered in the final minutes of Atalanta-Napoli, underwent tests with negative results.
"The player will remain in Bergamo until tomorrow under the clinical observation of the blue health manager Raffaele Canonico."

Osimhen recently returned to action for The Parthenopeans after picking up a shoulder injury while on duty for his country during their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in November.

The forward had just scored a goal in the game against Serie Leone before hurting his hand in the game and spent about eight weeks on the sidelines.

His return was further delayed by another two weeks after testing positive for the deadly coronavirus during his holiday in Nigeria. earlier reported that Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen caught up with five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo after Napoli defeated Juventus in the Serie A on Saturday, February 13.

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The Nigerian forward was in action until the 75th minute of the encounter before he was replaced by Andrea Pategna at the Diego Maradona stadium.

Ronaldo played full 90 minutes in the encounter but failed to save his side after Lorenzo Insigne had scored for the hosts from the penalty spot in the first half.

Oluwatomiwa is a sports editor with He has over eight years of field and office experience in the media industry. He graduated from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism in 2014 with HND in Mass Communication. Connect with him on Twitter @TomiwaBabalola.

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