It became immediately clear that he had fractured his cheekbone, but the surgeon who operated on Osimhen’s facial fractures revealed the Nigeria international required ‘six plaques and 18 screws’ to repair the ‘devastating’ damage.
Osimhen has been ruled out for 90 days, thus ruling him out of the Africa Cup of Nations, but Napoli confirmed he has ‘returned home’ today.
He will spent some time to rest at home before being re-evaluated after two weeks, as the initial recovery time of 90 days can’t be 100 per cent certain after the ‘complex’ operation.
“Victor Osimhen was discharged from the Ruesch Clinic this morning and returned home,” the club confirmed in a statement.
“He will have a rest period of at least 10 to 15 days and then he will be re-evaluated.”
📌 Victor Osimhen nella mattinata di oggi è stato dimesso dalla clinica Ruesch ed è rientrato a casa dove osserverà un periodo di riposo di almeno 10/15 giorni e poi sarà rivalutato.
Forza Victor 💪 pic.twitter.com/blebUE3uRu
— Official SSC Napoli (@sscnapoli) November 25, 2021