Victor Osimhen dislocated his shoulder last month while in action for Nigeria in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against Sierra Leone, which consequently made the 21-year-old miss their last nine matches across all competitions.
Gennaro Gattuso's side have suffered back-to-back defeats in their last two league outings and they will still be without the Nigeria international for the final match of the year, against Torino on Wednesday.
The Italian league will go on its winter break after Wednesday’s fixtures until January 3 and their summer-signing Osimhen might return to Gattuso’s team before their trip to Cagliari next Sunday.
When asked about the condition of the Nigerian forward, Giuntoli told Sky Italia via SOS Fanta; “Osimhen is still not well, we are waiting for him at the beginning of 2021.
“At what point of the month is he back? We are waiting for him at the beginning of January, I don't know when he will come back, we will see in what conditions it will be and we will evaluate.”
In Osimhen's absence, Napoli have won just four of their nine matches in all competitions, and they are ranked fifth on the Serie A table with 23 points from 13 matches.
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