Victor Osimhen is an essential player of the Neapolitan squad owing to his goal-scoring form, which has helped the club win several crucial games
Super Eagles attacker, Victor Osimhen, had expressed a wish to go with the Napoli team for their encounter against US Lecce on matchday 29.
The 24-year-old was omitted from the Serie A league match between AC Milan and the Parthenopeans at the Diego Maradona Stadium, which Milan won 4-nil.
The Nigerian star suffered an injury during the Super Eagles’ doubleheader play against Guinea-Bissau in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game.
According to reports from Tutto Napoli, the Nigerian star was keen to accelerate his return to action by travelling with the club to play Lecce in order to inspire his side to win.
The vital San Siro match against Milan is set for the following week. Therefore, the Parthenopeans would want to be cautious and wait to examine the number 9’s physical state in order to decide the margins of recovery.
Exams will be conducted on the Nigerian before it is determined whether to send him to Milan or keep him at home.
The Nigerian may play for Napoli to help them revenge their earlier loss in Wednesday’s Champions League match if he is cleared to play after initially stating he is good.
Despite their heartbreaking loss to AC Milan, the Neapolitans are still the favourites to defeat Milan when they go to San Siro on Wednesday.