Napoli announced that they will evaluate Victor Osimhen’s condition next week after he suffered a thigh injury while playing for the Nigerian national team
Napoli forward Victor Osimhen’s participation in the upcoming Champions League quarter-final match against Milan is uncertain due to an injury he sustained while playing for Nigeria during the international break.
Osimhen played in both matches for Nigeria and has now returned to Napoli with a left thigh injury.
De Laurentiis gives an update on Osimhen
According to the club’s website, Napoli’s president Aurelio De Laurentiis is optimistic that Victor Osimhen will recover soon and return to the pitch, as he will undergo an evaluation next week.
De Laurentiis said, according to Tuttomercato: “He should be out a couple of weeks, we hope.”
Napoli’s Victor Osimhen is expected to miss the team’s upcoming Serie A matches against Milan and Lecce due to his left thigh injury.
This puts him at risk of missing both legs of the Champions League quarter-final tie against Milan, with the first leg taking place on April 12 in Milan and the second leg in Naples on April 18.
The 24-year-old has been in excellent form this season, having scored 25 goals in 29 matches across all competitions.
Under the guidance of Luciano Spalletti, Napoli are 19 points ahead of second-placed Lazio in Serie A, and they have also progressed to the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time in their history.
Giovanni Simeone, an Argentine forward, is expected to fill in for Osimhen during his absence. Simeone has scored eight goals in all competitions this season.