Another case of different strokes has emerged for two Nigerian players, as Leicester City of England midfielder, Wilfred Onyinyen Ndidi is back knocking the ball around, after surgery on a recent injury, but SSC Napoli of Italy striker, Victor Osimhen will not need to go under the surgeon’s knife for the shoulder dislocation he got in action with the Super Eagles last week.
Megasportsarena.com can report that all fear had been rife that Osimhen might need corrective surgery on the complaint that knocked him out of Nigeria’s 4-4 draw with Sierra Leone in Benin City and stopped him from featuring in the reverse fixture this past Tuesday in Freetown, but good news out of Naples indicates that his worst fears are over for now.
Good news out of Italy for Osimhen, who scored one of the Eagles’ goals in that infamous home draw with The Leone Stars, comes on the backdrop of information from King Power Stadium that Ndidi has returned to training with The Foxes after recovering from a groin injury that needed surgery.
The 23-year-old Ndidi was injured in September, during Leicester’s 4-2 win over Burnley and the former Racing Genk of Belgium central-defender-turned-holding midfielder, who also missed five weeks of action due to a knee injury last season, and was diagnosed to be sidelined for at least 12 weeks.
However, while Ndidi required surgery before being able to overcome his groin complaint, reverse is the case for Osimhen, as Napoli have disclosed that he will not need to have surgery on the shoulder injury he picked up on Eagles’ duty last week.
Osimhen dislocated his shoulder after falling awkwardly when contesting with an opponent during the first leg in the Edo State capital, and the injury ruled him out of the return leg in Sierra Leone on Tuesday, before which his club ordered him back early to base.
Napoli have now come out with cheering news for the ex-VfL Wolfsburg of Germany, Sporting Charleroi of Belgium and Lille Metropole of France hitman, as Napoli confirmed Thursday he will not have to go under the knife, but admitted they will not have him for this weekend’s Serie A fixture against AC Milan as well as next week’s UEFA Europa League group game against Rijeka.
The Italian Serie club announced: “Victor Osimhen underwent tests in Rome on Wednesday which confirmed that he has suffered a dislocated shoulder. The player has already begun physiotherapy on the injury and will be reassessed on a daily basis.”