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Osimhen won’t be available for AFCON: Italian Surgeon

Tartaro revealed it would be difficult for the Super Eagles star to participate in the tournament as he would not be available for training for at least two months.

• November 25, 2021
Victor Osimhen
Victor Osimhen

Gianpaolo Tartaro, the Italian surgeon who operated on Victor Osimhen’s facial injuries has insisted that the striker will not be fit to play for the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) holding in Cameroon in January. 

Osimhen, 22, sustained fractures to his cheekbone and eye socket during Sunday’s 3-2 defeat by Inter Milan after clashing heads with defender Milan Skriniar. 

Tartaro revealed it would be difficult for the Super Eagles star to participate in the tournament as he would not be available for training for at least two months.

“A real training, with contact, (Osimhen) will not be able to do it for eight to nine weeks,” Tartaro told Corriere dello Sport.

“It is impossible to think that he will go to the African Cup: his body and his face came out distorted by the impact.”

Osimhen, who is  Napoli’s leading goal scorer this season has scored  nine goals in 13 appearances in both the Italian Serie A and Europa League.

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