The latest news from Italy has it that Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen is set to miss the Africa Cup of Nations following a surgery on his cheek bone.
The Napoli forward was injured in the Italian Serie A match against Inter Milan on Sunday.
The 22-year-old was substituted in the 57th minute with Napoli going on the lose 3-2.
Serie A leaders Napoli disclosed this in a statement released on their official website on Tuesday.
“On Tuesday morning, Victor Osimhen was operated on his cheekbone and eye socket by Gianpaolo Tartaro, who was assisted by Dr Mario Santagata with Dr Raffaele Canonico also present.
“Titanium plates and screws were used in the operation.
“The player is doing well and will remain under observation for the next few days.
“Osimhen is expected to return to action in three months.”
Following the report by Napoli, Osimhen will now miss the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
The tournament will run from 9th January to 6th February, 2022.
So far this season, the 22-year-old has scored nine goals and provided two assists in 14 games in all competitions.