Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen is set to return to Italy on Wednesday following his extended one-week leave from Napoli which he spent in Nigeria.
Osimhen had been in Nigeria for over a week to attend to family matters and undergo rehabilitation for a hamstring injury sustained in a friendly match in October.
The 24-year-old picked up the injury in a 2-2 draw against Saudi Arabia and has missed Napoli’s games against Hella Verona, Union Berlin, AC Milan and Salernitana.
In Osimhen’s absence, Napoli have stepped up their games winning three and drawing one of the four matches played.
Italian publication, Il Mattino stated that he had resolved his personal issues in Lagos and announced his return for Wednesday (tomorrow).
Upon his return, Osimhen will undergo further tests with the medical staff to assess the progress of his rehabilitation.
The objective is to have him back in action for Napoli’s match against Real Madrid on November 29 with no desire to rush him for their games before then. Osimhen’s return is highly anticipated by Napoli, as his six goals in eight games this season confirm his value to the team.
Napoli’s coach Rudi Garcia emphasized the importance of having Osimhen back ahead of their game against Salernitana, and the club eagerly awaits his return, recognizing the impact he can have on the team.
Osimhen’s progress in recovery will be closely watched, and his return will be a welcome boost for Napoli as they continue their campaign.