World Football

Victor Osimhen set to undergo medical scan after picking injury during October International break

Rajarshi ShuklaRajarshi Shukla
October 15 2023
Victor Osimhen Al-Hilal Saudi Pro League Napoli

Victor Oismhen’s future remains doubtful following TikTok controversy

Victor Osimhen, who sustained an injury while travelling with Nigeria during the international break, is anticipated to board a flight back to Italy on Monday, one day earlier than planned in order to receive medical attention.

Midway through his country’s 2-2 friendly match with Roberto Mancini’s Saudi Arabia on Friday night, the 2022–23 Serie A top scorer hobbled out due to an injury that now needs to be examined to determine the seriousness of the problem.

Osimhen may need to rest for at least a few days, according to Tuttomercatoweb, even though the extent of the injury is yet unconfirmed.

Osimhen has a regrettable history of suffering injuries and diseases while serving with Nigeria; he injured his shoulder in November 2020 and twice developed COVID.

The Napoli striker has had a difficult few days after being charged by his brother-in-law with ordering police to ‘abduct’ his own sister.

Returning to Italy, the Partenopei have an intriguing slate of games coming up, starting with an outing to Hellas Verona on Saturday, followed by Champions League trips to Leonardo Bonucci and Union Berlin, and a home match against Milan the next weekend.

Because of a cheekbone injury he sustained while playing for Napoli, Osimhen also missed the AFCON competition in Cameroon in early 2021.

The Serie A’s top scorer last year with 26 goals has already scored six goals in eight league games this year, but he might miss Napoli’s trip to Verona on Saturday and the team’s midweek UEFA Champions League match against Union Berlin.

For more updates, follow Khel Now on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram; download the Khel Now Android App or IOS App and join our community on Telegram.