Victor Osimhen ready to return to Napoli after a lengthy injury layoff

Victor Osimhen Napoli

Napoli striker Victor Osimhen will be ready to return to Napoli first team after test confirmed the attacker will be fit to return to the pitch once again.

The Nigerian who turns 22, was sidelined due to a shoulder injury he sustained during Nigeria’s AFCON Qualifiers against Sierra Leone in Asaba.

At first, the Nigerian medical team took responsibility for the injury before transferring the attacker to the Napoli medical team for further examination. Although rumours emerged relating to how poor his treatment was during his stay in Nigeria after the injury.

But the club’s chief medical head came out to rubbish those rumours, crediting the Nigerians for a job well done.

Osimhen Napoli return is imminent. He’s expected to be in action from January 10, when Napoli continues their chase for Serie A glory.

But when will Victor Osimhen make his full return to Napoli first team after the lengthy shoulder injury?

The club’s medical officials have stated January 10 as the possible return date for Osimhen, who’s been out of action, putting Napoli in a struggling position across all competitions.

He is expected to make the matchday squad against Udinese.

Gennaro Gattuso had his reasons for bringing the Nigerian from Lille. He knew what the young man would offer in terms of goals and motivation, even though he has not started scoring as many had expected him to do.

According to Tutonapoli via Gds, meeting with the club’s medical staff is expected to take place amid concerns of his return.


Expectations as Osimhen draws nearer to a first-team return


The recent ruling from the Serie A board concerning the game against Juventus means the whole world will be watching to see how he’ll perform against some of the biggest players in the world.


Napoli who currently sit fifth on the league table with a game at hand against the defending Champions has a lot to do.


He is expected to lead the team to the top in the company of Insigne Lorenzo, Petagna Andrea, Lozano Hirving and Mertens Dries. 

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