The Nigerian international was rushed to the hospital last night after banging his head on the pitch following a challenge
Napoli has confirmed that Victor Osimhen is in stable condition, but will stay in Bergamo until tomorrow for further tests
Osimhen was stretchered off in the closing minutes of Napoli’s loss to Atalanta following a head injury. The 22-year-old was rushed to the hospital where he regained consciousness.
A test was carried out on the Nigerian, but the result proved inconclusive, and he is set to undergo another test today.
A statement on Napoli’s website read: Victor Osimhen suffered an injury to his head in the final minutes of Napoli’s match at Atalanta. Following the game, he underwent medical tests but they did not yield a conclusive result.
The player will remain in Bergamo until tomorrow, under the observation of Raffaele Canonico, who leads the medical team at Napoli.
It’s been a frustrating season for Osimhen in his first year at Naples. The Super Eagles star joined Napoli from Lille for a club and African record of 81.3m euros.
However, he is yet to justify the huge fee with just two goals in 16 games across all competitions. Osimhen’s season has been blighted by injuries and illness.
The former Lille striker missed almost three months of action due to a shoulder injury he picked while representing Nigeria on international duty.
He missed more than two months of action before recovering. However, after recovering, the ex-Wolfsburg striker contracted Covid-19 following a trip to Nigeria where he celebrated his 22nd birthday.
Osimhen missed another two weeks of action due to coronavirus and only returned to the pitch at the end of last month.