Injured Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen will be out of action for three months, Napoli has confirmed.
The 22-year-old got injured after a clash of heads with Inter Milan defender, Milan Skriniar on their Serie A game on Sunday.
He had been rushed to an hospital in Milan Sunday evening where he was stabilised before travelling to Naples the next day.
He was then diagnosed with a fractured eye socket and cheekbone.
The Eagles striker underwent a successful surgery in Naples Tuesday which was declared successful.
According to Napoli on their website, the injury is expected to rule Osimhen out for about 90 days.
“Victor Osimhen was operated on this morning by Prof. Tartaro, assisted by Dr. Mario Santagata and in the presence of Dr. Canonical, for a reduction and restraint operation of multi-fragmentary and displaced fractures of the malar bone, of the zygomatic arch and pommel, of the floor and lateral wall of the orbit, and of the diastasis of the frontal-zygomatic suture.
“The synthesis of the bone abutments was done with titanium plates and screws. The player is fine and will remain under observation for a few days.
“The prognosis is estimated to be around 90 days,” Napoli wrote on their website.
This means he will not be fit enough for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations which starts in Cameroon on January 9.
He has been in fine form for Napoli this season, scoring nine goals in 14 appearances.
He was also joint-highest goals scorer at the 2021 AFCON qualifiers with four goals.