SSC Napoli of Italy striker, Victor Osimhen is on Tuesday heading for further assessment of the head injury he suffered during Sunday’s Italian Serie A match away to Atalanta, megasportsarena.com reports.
After spending the whole of Sunday night in hospital, with expert attention from Atalanta’s doctors and medics in the city, Osimhen returned to his club’s base the following day, but Napoli disclosed that the lad still has to undergo further checks.
While acknowledging the role played by the medical crew at Atalanta and the hospital where the striker was rushed to minutes after slumping at the tail end of his side’s 4-2 defeat, Napoli expressed gratitude to everyone who helped in reviving Osimhen and enthused that he will make a speedy recovery back at their base in Naples.
He will, however, miss this Thursday’s UEFA Europa League return leg clash against Granada of Spain, in which Napoli will aim to overturn a 2-0 deficit to reach the round of 16, following which Osimhen could then be available for selection for the Serie A home game against Benevento at the weekend.
All this comes following scary scenes when Osimhen lost consciousness in the closing minutes of Sunday’s game, as he collapsed on the pitch and was stretchered off after hitting his head on the turf from the impact of a challenge by Cristian Romero.
The former Ultimate Strikers Academy of Lagos, VfL Wolfsburg of Germany, Sporting Charleroi of Belgium and Lille Metropole of France sensation regained consciousness in an ambulance that rushed him to Papa Giovanni 23 Hospital in Bergamo, where is was confirmed that he had suffered a head injury and he remained overnight as a precaution.
Napoli, though, have now expressed strong hope that the lad, who only returned to action on January 24 after being sidelined for over two months with a shoulder injury and coronavirus, will make quick full recovery.
Osimhen’s club disclosed in a press release: “The club and doctor Canonico would like to thank the Atalanta medical staff, the resuscitation team at Gewiss Stadium and the A&E staff at the Papa Giovanni XXIII hospital for their professionalism. The player will be undergo further assessment on Tuesday.”