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Massive Blow for Super Eagles as Victor Osimhen will miss AFCON

By Emmanuel Oladele - Following Victor Osimhen's injury, the forward will be out of action for three months as revealed by Napoli on Tuesday. Recall, the Super Eagles striker broke his left cheekbone and damaged his eye socket following a collision with Inter Skriniar in Sunday's Serie A fixture against Inter, the game that ended 3-2 in favour of Inter.

The Nigeria has undergone a successful surgery on both parts and will now be out for three months. A statement on Napoli's official website also confirmed the update, which reads as follows; "On Tuesday morning, Victor Osimhen was operated on his cheekbone and eye socket by Gianpaolo Tartaro, who was assisted by Dr Mario Santagata with Dr Raffaele Canonico also present.

Titanium plates and screws were used in the operation.

The player is doing well and will remain under observation for the next few days.

Osimhen is expected to return to action in three months."

Victor Osimhen is expected to return to action in February, and the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations will kick off on January 9, 2021, hence, the Nigeria is out of the tournament, it's a big blow for the Nigerian National Senior Team, the Super Eagles.

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