Osimhen: Doctor warns club and country against rushing him back to football to avoid complications


By Mukwuzi Joseph

Dr. Gianpaolo Tartaro, the top Italian doctor who performed the successful surgery on Victor Osimhen on Tuesday has warned against rushing the Napoli and Nigerian international back to action to avoid complications.

The Super Eagles forward injured his cheekbone and eye socket during a Sunday Italian topflight fixture with AC Milan and were promptly operated on 24 hours later.

Tartaro and the other doctors that operated on Osimhen have insisted that the 22-year-old lad should be under observation for the next six weeks. The earlier the doctors think that Osimhen can be back to top-level Football is after 90 days.

However, speculations were rife in Italy that Napoli chasing the third Scudetto in the club’s history is not likely to be able to wait that long and may rush him back wearing a face mask. Nigerian football authorities are equally looking forward to getting their talisman fit for the AFCON scheduled to begin on January 9 in Cameroon.

But in an interview with Tuttonapoli.net yesterday, Tartaro was vehement in restating his earlier position of no football for Osimhen in 90 days.

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