Nigerian medics made Osimhen injury worse – Napoli medics

CASTEL DI SANGRO, ITALY - AUGUST 28: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) Victor Osimhen of Napoli controls the ball during the pre-season friendly match between SSC Napoli and LAquila Calcio at Stadio Comunale Teofilo Patini on August 28, 2020 in Castel di Sangro, Italy. (Photo by Matteo Ciambelli/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

The medical department of FC Napoli has blamed their Nigerian counterpart for aggravating the shoulder injury of Victor Osimhen.

The Nigerian striker went of the game against Sierra Leone in then first leg of the African Nations Cup qualifiers last month. Tuttosport reports that Napoli medics believe Nigerian doctors did more damage to Osimhen’s shoulder while trying to put it back into place.

The striker, who dislocated his shoulder during Nigeria’s 4-4 draw has been training alone.

Victor Osimhen is missed by Napoli

According to the Napoli medics, the medical staff of the Super Eagles tried to pop it back into place on the field but failed to do it. This forced him to return to Italy for tests and specialist consultation.

Now the shoulder dislocation has fully recovered, but Osimhen still can’t lift his arm properly.

Did the Nigerian medics allegedly use the incorrect technique on Osimhen as claimed by Napoli?

The Napoli medic also believed an incorrect technique was allegedly used by the Nigerian doctors. This they said inflamed a tendon in his shoulder.

With this, it would add more to his recovery time. It means that Napoli will continue missing their star striker during a key part of the season

Meanwhile, Osimhen has been doing individual training at Napoli. He is also doing therapy for Osimhen.

Osimhen will therefore be out of action against Crotone in Serie A on Sunday.

The Pertonopei had last week played a 1-1 draw against AZ Alkmaar. At the training centre in Naples the Azzurri started against the Dutch side went through light training this Friday.

Osihmen is working separately and received therapy for his shoulder injury. The Nigerian centre-forward worked on his fitness in the gym and will not be back in action this weekend either.

Osimhen supports Nigerian medics

Meanwhile, Osihmen has risen to the defense of the Nigerian medic. Reacting to the news story via his Twitter page, he wrote: “Not true tho.”


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