Victor Osimhen almost lost his eye – surgeon

November 28th, 2021

Victor Osimhen’s surgeon has provided more update on the player’s condition after his face injury during Serie A game against Inter Milan last weekend.

The Nigeria International suffered a horrific facial injury during Napoli’s 3-2 defeat to Inter, and his surgeon revealed just how complex the player’s issue was.

Gianpaolo Tartaro said the player’s eye came out of the socket because of the destruction of the malar bone.

He warned that the Nigeria must be careful while suggesting he may not play in the upcoming African Cup of Nations in Cameroon because he has to go through another surgery.

Osimhen fractured a cheekbone and eye socket as a result of the clash with Inter defender Milan Skriniar.

“The eye came out of its socket. It is not simple at all, in fact it is very delicate due to the crushing of the socket, due to the curving of the malar bone [which is] practically destroyed,” Tartaro said in an interview with Il Corriere dello Sport.

“We have to now look at a special mask for his case.”


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