Huge boost for Super Eagles as Osimhen returns to training | Dailytrust

Huge boost for Super Eagles as Osimhen returns to training

Victor Osimhen
Victor Osimhen

Victor Osimhen has returned to full training with Napoli after recovering from a head injury.

The Nigerian was forced off injured in his side’s 3-2 Serie A defeat to Inter Milan on November 21 at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

Following a clash of heads with defender Milan Skriniar, he could not complete the game and was replaced by Andrea Petagna four minutes before the hour mark.

The former Lille star subsequently underwent surgery with the Italian top-flight outfit claiming their goal machine would be out for at least three months – meaning he would play no part in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

The 22-year-old has missed four matches in total over the past 16 days, including Napoli’s 3-2 home defeat to Atalanta last weekend.

He could, however, now come back into the squad ahead of a crucial Europa League clash with Leicester City on Thursday, having been involved in the club’s latest practice session.

Napoli officially welcomed the African back into the fold via their social media account, writing on Instagram: “Come on Victor!!”

Osimhen also announced his return to fitness on Wednesday afternoon: “Thankful to God Almighty. I sincerely appreciate those who reached out to me, God bless you and yours. No time to dwell on past transgressions, looking forward to the greater things ahead. God is the greatest, we move!”

On the international scene, this is a massive boost for Gernot Rohr’s Super Eagles who are gunning for 2021 Africa Cup of Nations glory.

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