Victor Osimhen Suffers Ankle Injury Setback

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Nigerian and Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen, has encountered a setback as he reportedly sustained a right ankle injury during the club’s training session on Tuesday, August 8, 2023.

According to information from Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Osimhen was forced to exit the Napoli training session following a collision with newly acquired player Natan de Souza. The collision led to a serious injury to Osimhen’s right ankle, visibly causing him discomfort. Immediately after leaving the field, he applied an ice pack to his injured ankle. Preliminary tests indicate a sprained ankle, but it is anticipated that the injury won’t keep him sidelined for an extended period.

The team remains optimistic that Osimhen will recover in time for their Serie A opener against Frosinone on August 19.

It’s worth noting that Osimhen had just recuperated from a muscle injury that had prevented his participation in Napoli’s prior preseason match against Augsburg on Sunday. In addition, he had sat out Girona’s exhibition game due to fitness concerns. Unfortunately, the 24-year-old Nigerian forward had only been partially training with the team until Tuesday’s injury setback.

Although there has been ongoing speculation about a potential high-profile departure from Napoli this summer, Osimhen is expected to extend his contract with the Italian club.

In the previous season, Osimhen’s performance was noteworthy, scoring 26 goals and contributing five assists in 32 league games for Napoli. His contributions significantly aided the team in clinching their first Scudetto in 33 years.Victor Osimhen Suffers Ankle Injury Setback

Nigerian and Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen, has encountered a setback as he reportedly sustained a right ankle injury during the club’s training session on Tuesday, August 8, 2023.

According to information from Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Osimhen was forced to exit the Napoli training session following a collision with newly acquired player Natan de Souza. The collision led to a serious injury to Osimhen’s right ankle, visibly causing him discomfort. Immediately after leaving the field, he applied an ice pack to his injured ankle. Preliminary tests indicate a sprained ankle, but it is anticipated that the injury won’t keep him sidelined for an extended period.

The team remains optimistic that Osimhen will recover in time for their Serie A opener against Frosinone on August 19.

It’s worth noting that Osimhen had just recuperated from a muscle injury that had prevented his participation in Napoli’s prior preseason match against Augsburg on Sunday. In addition, he had sat out Girona’s exhibition game due to fitness concerns. Unfortunately, the 24-year-old Nigerian forward had only been partially training with the team until Tuesday’s injury setback.

Although there has been ongoing speculation about a potential high-profile departure from Napoli this summer, Osimhen is expected to extend his contract with the Italian club.

In the previous season, Osimhen’s performance was noteworthy, scoring 26 goals and contributing five assists in 32 league games for Napoli. His contributions significantly aided the team in clinching their first Scudetto in 33 years.


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