Italian club Napoli has provided an update on Victor Osimhen’s injury recovery.
Osimhen suffered a shoulder dislocation during Nigeria duty on the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone in November at Benin.
The injury rendered him inactive for both country and club for the past one month.
“Osimhen is doing well and improving day by day. There is no mystery, it is not an exceptional case. At Villa Stuart we had a consultation with Prof. Castagna, who has diagnosis of Nigerian medical staff confirmed ,”Napoli’s head of medical staff Raffaele Canonico told Radio Goal.
“I clarify that it is the first traumatic event on the boy’s shoulder: there is no recurrence. It is the first time that he has this type of injury on his right shoulder. On the left he had already had an injury ”
“I congratulate my Nigerian colleagues because their speed in the clinical intervention approach was really sudden and of a high level. For Osimhen it was a dislocation that does not require surgery. ”
“Every injury has a story of its own. It ranges from 30-40 days to 60-70 days for a simple dislocation. The therapy works are used to restore total functionality, to creation of a joint protection “.
“The physiotherapists and the trainers are doing a job of the highest level. He is a boy of 21 years and the psychological aspect that intervenes in the response to the injury must also be understood”
“When will we see him on the pitch? He is improving significantly. I hope to see him on the pitch before the Christmas break.”
Osimhen has scored two goals and provided one assist from six Serie A appearances in the 2020-21 season.