Report: Osimhen to miss Napoli’s Champions League clash at Ajax

Victor Osimhen of SSC Napoli during the UEFA Champions League match between SSC Napoli and Liverpool FC at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona Naples Italy on 7 September 2022.

Victor Osimhen will not be available for selection when Napoli take on Ajax in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday according to reports.

Osimhen has been on the sidelines since the 7th of September when he sustained a hamstring injury in Napoli’s 4-1 victory over Liverpool. The injury was supposed to rule him out of action for 4-6 weeks.

There were earlier reports that the former Lille man would be available for selection when Napoli square off against, albeit he could make only a cameo appearance.

Also, Osimhen returned to personalized training last week, fuelling talks that he could return soon.

However, the Nigerian striker may have to wait till next weekend before he can make his comeback.

According to Napoli Magazine, Osimhen is very close to full recovery, but considering Giovanni Simeone and Giacomo Raspadori’s form, they are in no haste to throw the Nigerian striker into the thick of the action.

Nonetheless, Osimhen would likely make his return at Cremonese on Saturday.

 

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