The Super Eagles of Nigeria will be without their top scorer, Victor Osimhen who has been ruled out of the African Nations Cup slated for January.
The former Lille striker underwent a successful surgery on Tuesday after suffering multiple fractures when he had a clash of heads with Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar on Sunday.
Napoli announced that he is set to be out of action for three months.
“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”.
“Osimhen is expected to return to action in three months”.
Osimhen has scored nine goals in all competitions for Napoli.
He scored four goals in six World Cup qualifier matches to help the team to the next round of playoff.