The 22-year-old has been ruled out of action for three months, but he could make a return to action earlier than scheduled
Super Eagles have been handed a huge boost ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations after it was revealed that Victor Osimhen could make an early return to training.
Osimhen suffered an injury to his left cheekbone and orbit after colliding with Milan Skriniar in Napoli’s Serie A clash against Inter Milan at the San Siro.
As a result, the former Lille star went through a successful but complicated surgery. Napoli announced their star striker would be out for three months following the surgery, ruling him out of next year’s Africa Cup of Nations.
However, according to La Gazzetta, as per Tutto Napoli, Osimhen could make an early return to action earlier than scheduled.
The Nigerian has already had his stitches removed and will undergo another X-ray on Tuesday. Should the result be positive, Osimhen will return to training, albeit with a protective mask.
This latest development could see the former Lille striker turn out for the Super Eagles at AFCON, which begins on January 9.
The Super Eagles begin their campaign two days later and will be hoping to have Osimhen available for the clash against the Pharaohs of Egypt.