‘He couldn’t see well’ – Napoli coach provides update on Osimhen after injury vs Inter Milan:: All Nigeria Soccer

'He couldn't see well' - Napoli coach provides update on Osimhen after injury vs Inter Milan

‘He couldn’t see well’ – Napoli coach provides update on Osimhen after injury vs Inter Milan

Inter Milan ended Napoli’s unbeaten start to the new Serie A season, beating the Blues 3-2 at the Giuseppe Meazza on Sunday evening.

Napoli opened the scoring through Piotr Zielinski after 17 minutes but Hakan Calhanoglu equalised from the spot only eight minutes later before Ivan Perisic headed home to put the home team in front just before halftime.

On the hour, Lautaro increased the host’s advantage but Dries Mertens halved the deficit with twelve minutes left on the clock.

There was more negative news for Napoli as they face the prospect of being without their top scorer Victor Osimhen for the upcoming game against Spartak Moscow in the Europa League.

The Nigeria international was replaced ten minutes into the second half by Andrea Petagna after suffering a terrible injury following a head-to-head collision with Nerazzurri defender Milan Skriniar.

Osimhen was rushed to a hospital in Milan and is now being assessed by medics to determine the extent of his injury.

Speaking post-match, Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti was quoted as saying by FanPage : “Osimhen is now in the hospital, he could not see well, he has a swollen eye.

“I think he got a hematoma around his eye, I think it ends there and it’s just a blunt trauma and that’s it”.

Osimhen has scored 9 goals and assisted two others in fourteen games across all competitions so far this season.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

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