Napoli Has Ruled Victor Osimhen Out Until March

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen has been ruled out of action until early March according to Napoli doctor after he was knocked unconscious in last weekend’s league game.  

The Nigerian International fell backwards and hit his head on the turf during the Serie A match against Atalanta on Sunday and was dropping in and out of consciousness.  

Osimhen was rushed to the local hospital for tests, which fortunately all came back clear.    

But it has emerged the 22-year-old has no memory of the incident.  

The former Lille star suffered head trauma with memory loss,” explained neurosurgeon Alfredo Bucciero to Radio Kiss Kiss.  

“Now the medical tests are showing good results, but we still need to wait for the natural recovery time to be completed.  

“We don’t have signs of a haematoma on the brain, nor damage to the skullcap. We must be cautious, he needs at least a week of complete rest.  

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“I think he could be available again from early March. Osimhen is in a rush, he wants to play and asks me to hurry up the process, but in these situations, rest is necessary. We cannot run any risks.”

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