Osimhen discharged from clinic in Milan.

 Osimhen discharged from clinic in Milan.

Injured Super Eagles and Napoli of Italy striker, Victor Osimhen, has been discharged from the Ruesch Clinic in Milan, where he underwent facial reconstruction after suffering multiple fractures to the cheekbone and orbital bone.

But the news of his long layoff, which includes the duration of the African Nations Cup in Cameroon, is giving officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) a sleepless night.

Osimhen sustained multiple fractures in an aerial clash with Inter Milan’s defender, Milan Skriniar, last Sunday in a Serie A clash.

Operating surgeon, Gianpaolo Tartaro, had explained the procedure for the reconstruction, which needed six plaques and up to 18 screws.

The initial rehabilitation is said to be for at least 90 days, ruling Osimhen out of the 2022 Nations Cup, which kicks off on January 9.

“Victor Osimhen was discharged from the Ruesch Clinic this morning, and returned home,” Napoli said in a statement on their website.

“He will have a rest period of at least 10 to 15 days and then he will be re-evaluated.

Ayomide Oyewole

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