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Soccer News of Tuesday, 23 November 2021


Osimhen to undergo surgery on injured cheekbone

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Victor Osimhen will undergo surgery on his fractured cheekbone on Tuesday, November 23, according to his club Napoli.

In a statement on Napoli’s official website, the Nigerian international returned to Naples from a hospital in Milan on Monday, November 22, but will remain under the supervision of the doctors.

The blue striker was injured during the Inter-Napoli match at San Siro on Sunday, November 21. A clash of the head with Inter defender Milan Skrnia left him with multiple displaced fractures of the orbit and left cheekbone.

“Victor Osimhen will return to Naples in the evening, will remain under observation, and will be operated on tomorrow by Prof. Gianpaolo Tartaro assisted by the Healthcare Manager of the club Dr. Raffaele Canonico.” Napoli staid in a statement.

He was substituted ten minutes into the second half of the match and replaced by 26-year-old Andrea Petagna.

The game ended 3-2 in favour of the hosts and it was Napoli’s first league defeat of the season.