- Victor Osimhen has been out of action for about a month due to shoulder injury
- Reports from Italy say the 21-year-old Super Eagles striker is recuperating fast
- He stepped up his recovery process after training on the pitch and in the gym
Officials at Italian club Napoli have provided an update on the injury status of Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen who has been out of action for about a month now.
Osimhen was injured during Nigeria's first leg AFCON qualifying clash against Sierra Leone and was confirmed to have dislocated his shoulder.
The 21-year-old underwent tests upon his return to his club as he could not feature in the return leg.
However, latest update from Italy claims the youngster’s case if not a mysterious one - with the head of medical at the club Raffaele Canonico telling GOAL that the player’s case is not an exceptional one.
He said, as cited in Complete Sports via GOAL:
“Osimhen is doing well and improving day by day. There is no mystery; it is not an exceptional case. At Villa Stuart we had a consultation with Prof. Castagna, who has diagnosis of Nigerian medical staff confirmed.
“I clarify that it is the first traumatic event on the boy’s shoulder: there is no recurrence. It is the first time that he has this type of injury on his right shoulder. On the left he had already had an injury.
“I congratulate my Nigerian colleagues because their speed in the clinical intervention approach was really sudden and of a high level. For Osimhen it was a dislocation that does not require surgery.”
The 21-year-old stepped up his recovery process after training on the pitch and in the gym.
Osimhen has scored twice and assisted one other goal since he sealed his mega-money move to the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium from Lille in the summer.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Super Eagles of Nigeria have ended year 2020 in 35th position as the world’s football governing body Fifa releases the final ranking for the year.
Nigeria's Super Eagles had in November slipped to 35th position following their unproductive AFCON 2022 qualifiers.
The three-time African giants were forced to back-to-back draws by the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone back in November.
The first meeting at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin ended 4-4 despite Gernot Rohr's taking a four-goal lead in the first 30 minutes of their fixture, while reverse fixture in Freetown ended goalless.
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