Victor Osimhen returns to training

Osimhen 2021

Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, has returned to Napoli training just 20 days after he suffered a muscle problem in Napoli’s 4-1 win against Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League.

The Nigerian forward, who also missed Nigeria's game against Algeria, has missed the Italian side's last three games against Spezia, Glasgow Rangers and AC Milan, all of which they won.

“Training resumed yesterday (Monday) with Osimhen and Politano, who are continuing in their respective recovery tables,” Calcio Napoli revealed on Tuesday.

“It is precisely the aspect of injuries that is the least worrying at the moment because so far the prevention work carried out by the technical staff and by the medical staff head doctor, Raffaele Canonico, worked well.

“Osimhen was a victim of a muscle problem, however typical of an attacker with his characteristics.”

Despite his quick return, Napoli are considering not rushing the former Lille striker back to action, according to the Italian media.

“Osimhen is about to return, there are still a few days left, something more than a week, to see him on the pitch to train with his teammates.

“To see him again in the stadiums, in Italy and Europe, we will have to wait a little more, probably at least until October 9, the date of the match against Cremonese, round-trip matches with Ajax in the Champions League,” Tuttonapoli reports.

The 23-year-old energetic forward has scored two goals and provided one assist for Napoli this season, but his numbers could have been better according to Kickest.it – an Italian statistics website.

The Eagles striker has missed seven big chances in just five league games this season. He has missed two more than Tammy Abraham and three more than Paulo Dybala, who both sit in second and third position respectively in the Italian top-flight.

This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago

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