Napoli forward Victor Osimhen has been named in the squad for the club’s Serie A game against Bologna on Monday at the Estadio Renato Dall’Arais
The 23 year old looks ready ready for his comeback with a protective mask after multiple facial fractures that required six plaques and 18 screws.
The forward has been out of action since an horrific clash of heads with Inter defender Milan Skriniar on November 21.
The surgeon who performed the operation to stabilise the fractures described it as a “compression injury. The kinetic force generated by the crushing of Osimhen’s face against the back of Skriniar’s head did devastating damage.”
It took six plaques and 18 screws to stabilise the various fractures in his face.
Osimhen returned to training this week with the aid of a protective mask and showed it off with a post on social media, along with a hint the time of his comeback is getting close.
The 23-year-old pulled out of the Africa Cup of Nations for Nigeria after contracting COVID-19 last month, the second time he has been infected.
The Nigerian will likely start the match from the bench against a side he scored once again in a Serie A match last March.