Nigerian international striker Victor Osimhen has hit hard with his Italian Serie A club Napoli. The Super Eagle will not play the match for Day 11 of the Championship against Salernitana this Sunday (17:00 GMT). The Partenopei have announced that the 22-year-old left training yesterday Saturday due to a muscle injury. It remains to be seen whether he will be there for the Europa League next Thursday.

Nigeria international Victor Osimhen was excluded from today’s Serie A trip, Sunday (October 31), to Salernitana. The player suffered a calf problem during training yesterday Saturday and underwent the necessary tests on Sunday. A statement from the club confirms that Osimhen was diagnosed with contracture in his right calf. He has started a treatment program and will be reassessed over the next few days.

This diagnosis suggests there is no injury, the muscle has only contracted, so Victor Osimhen should be back in action next week. It remains to be seen whether he will be there for the Europa League on Thursday. The 22-year-old center forward is comfortably Napoli’s top scorer this season, finding the net 5 times in 9 Serie A games and scoring 4 goals in just 3 Europa League games. He also provided 2 decisive assists for his teammates.

Victor Osimhen’s participation in the upcoming Nigerian Super Eagles matches against Liberia (November 12) and Cape Verde (November 16), counting for the 5th and 6th days of the FIFA Cup qualifiers. Qatar world 2022, also remains uncertain. Nigeria still occupies the head of Group C with 9 points ahead of Cape Verde (2nd, 7 pts), but have not yet validated their ticket for the play-offs.

Ref: https://www.afrik.com