Napoli saw their hopes of at least qualifying for the Conference League further dented with news Victor Osimhen will probably miss Friday’s showdown with Fiorentina.

The Partenopei fell behind the Viola in the Serie A standings last week and need to win this game to have any chance of getting eighth place.

However, coach Francesco Calzona’s squad is significantly weakened without last year’s Capocannoniere.

Osimhen did not participate in training today due to a muscular problem, so he only had physiotherapy and personalised work in the gym.

According to the latest reports, the Nigeria international is a major doubt to feature in the clash with Fiorentina on Friday evening.

Osimhen doubt for Napoli

Piotr Zielinski and Mario Rui also worked separately from the rest of the squad, but Jens Lindstrom is back in with the group.

Osimhen scored 15 goals in Serie A this season, but has been affected by numerous injuries and his absence due to the Africa Cup of Nations in January and February.

If he doesn’t make it for Friday, then it is likely that Giacomo Raspadori or Giovanni Simeone will step in as the centre-forward.

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