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Sports News of Sunday, 26 June 2022


I couldn’t eat and sleep but I’m a lion - Osimhen narrates injury ordeal

Victor Osimhen Victor Osimhen

The Super Eagles forward clashed heads with Inter Milan’s Milan Skriniar last season and suffered an injury that kept him out longer than he’d anticipated

Victor Osimhen has narrated his injury ordeal and said it was a tough period for his career and nobody understood what he was going through.

The forward who came back to become a lynchpin in the Napoli team had a maxillofacial surgery that led to his face having many screws as many facial bones had been fractured.

“That injury I had against Inter Milan was like a near-death injury. I am the only one that felt it, and I can only speak about how I felt because it was my face and body,” Osimhen told Wazobia FM per Goal. 

Osimhen missed out on what could have been his second AFCON as a result of the injury despite setting a return date for himself.

“When the scan came out, I fractured many bones, which they had to remove and fix inside again,” Osimhen continued.

“I have like 18 screws under my jaw. I went through a lot. A lot of sleepless nights. I could not sleep, I could not eat with the pain. But at the end of the day, I am a lion, and I know the kind of mentality I have.

“In my mind, I had already scheduled my return following the surgery.”