Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen on Tuesday morning for the first time trained with his protective face mask at Napoli ahead of Wednesday’s Serie A game week 19 home game against Spezia.
Napoli on Tuesday morning took delivery of the mask and gave it to Osimhen as the 22-year-old continues his recovery from a face injury suffered during a Serie A game against Inter Milan on November 21
The mask that will help the former Sporting Charleroi player move without bothering about the injury, was expertly put together by a team of doctors, which include Dr Ruggiero, Dr Bruno Carrubba, Professor Tartaro and Dr Canon, who supervised the process.
The mask is a product of kevler and carbon, and cooked with a vacuum technique at 180, with a micrometer precision below a millimetre.
Osimhen had been ruled out of action until February after he suffered left cheekbone and orbital fracture, resulting in complicated surgeries, but the player swiftly returned to training and has taken part in all sessions at Konami Training Centre ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Spezia at Diego Armando Maradona Stadium.
The player may not feature in the game, but will definitely play a part in subsequent trip to Juventus on January 6, and possibly represent Nigeria at Africa Cup of Nations finals kicking off in Cameroun on January 6.
Osimhen has now suffered three injury
setbacks since arriving at Napoli from Lille for a club record €70 million last summer, having been sidelined for about 90 days by a shoulder injury and coronavirus.
It is the third injury setback Osimhen has suffered since joining Napoli from Lille last summer for a club record fee of €70 million. He had suffered a shoulder injury on international assignment with Nigeria and was subsequently tested positive for coronavirus, ruling him out of action for the club for about 90 days last season.