Victor Osimhen picked up an injury in Super Eagles’ 4-4 draw with Sierra Leone on Friday in a 2021 AFCON qualifier, and he is set to miss the return leg in Freetown on Tuesday, November 17.
Initial tests carried out on the youngster has revealed that Osimhen has not suffered a fracture, as reported by Sky Sport.
The Napoli star landed awkwardly from a challenge deep into the second half and was replaced by Genk’s Paul Onuachu.
Coach Gernot Rohr has confirmed that Osimhen will not be among the players that will take to the pitch when the Super Eagles face the Leone Stars in Freetown on Tuesday.
“Osimhen is out of the match after he dislocated his shoulder,” Rohr disclosed.
Osimhen is not the only injury concern for the German tactician ahead of the match day four encounter in Freetown.
Balogun and Chukwueze were substituted in the game due to varying injuries, while Club Brugge forward Emmanuel Dennis did not feature in the 4-4 draw because of a swollen ankle.
After Saturday’s training session in Benin, Rohr gave an update on the team before they departed for Freetown.
“The two players I took out – Leon Balogun and Samuel Chukwueze – were injured,” Rohr said.
After three rounds in Group L of 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying, Nigeria lead the way with seven points.
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