The Surgeon who operated on Super Eagles star, Victor Osimhen, has said that the damage on the player’s face was critical.
Surgeon Gianpaolo Tartaro, who boasted that the Napoli striker will recover well, said he had used no fewer than eighteen screws and six plaques on the player.
Naija News understands that Osimhen was involved in an accidental clash at San Siro with Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar last weekend.
The Nigerian professional footballer was carried out of the pitch with serious damage to his face.
Given an update on the player’s situation, Surgeon Tartaro said: “Osimhen’s injury was not just a simple fracture to the cheekbone, as it involved many other bones in his face.”
Tartaro who disclosed while interacting with 1 Stadion Radio said: “It wasn’t an impact injury, it was one of compression. The kinetic force generated by the crushing of Osimhen’s face against the back of Skriniar’s head did devastating. In order to repair the fractures, I had to insert six plaques and up to 18 screws.”
Although the figure given for a full recovery is 90 days, Osimhen’s surgeon warns it is still too early to tell the full effects of this injury, Tribal Football reports.
“It really was a complex operation. The condition of his face was really bad, but I can guarantee the surgery was a complete success,” the Surgeon added.
Meanwhile, football star, Lionel Messi has flashed back to memories recalling the good time he had shared with late Argentina legend, Diego Maradona.
Naija News understands that today, November 25 completes a year since Maradona died of a heart attack. The former midfielder and coach Maradona died at the age of 60 last year.
Speaking today during an interview with MARCA, Messi said it’s strange feelings for him to have imagined that it’s exactly a year now that the football legend passed away.