Osimhen hands Serie A title-chasing Napoli blow

Osimhen hands Serie A title-chasing Napoli blow
Napoli's Victor Osimhen

by Staff Reporter

Thursday Apr 07, 2022. 11:49

Nigeria international Victor Osimhen has suffered an injury setback which has come as a blow for Italian Serie A title contenders, SSC Napoli.

This has placed the hard-running forward’s involvement in Napoli’s heavyweight Serie A clash with Fiorentina into serious doubt.

Osimhen missed the Little Donkeys’ 3-1 victory at Atalanta over the weekend due to a card suspension and the team was hoping to welcome him back against Fiorentina on Sunday.

However, the club has announced that the 23-year-old was forced off prematurely at the Konami Training Centre because of a knock on his left thigh.

“After the success in Bergamo, the morning session on Monday and the rest day yesterday, Napoli resumed training this morning at the SSC Napoli Konami Training Centre,” a club statement read.

“The Azzurri prepare for the match against Fiorentina scheduled at the Maradona Stadium on Sunday, 10 April at 3 pm.

“[Alex] Meret held the entire session in a group. Osimhen left the seat prematurely due to resentment in his left thigh.”

Napoli are currently placed second on the Serie A standings – a point behind leaders AC Milan as the race for this season’s league title hots up.

Osimhen is Napoli’s top scorer in the league with 11 goals this term.

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