An Italian doctor has confirmed Napoli’s Victor Osimhem suffered a freak injury that required hours of surgery.
The Nigerian star needed 18 screws into his cheekbone after his eye fell off during a collision with Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar.
“He had a series of fractures, it was as if his head had ended up under a press,” Gianpaolo Tartaro told Corriere dello Sport.
“The eye came out of its socket. It is not simple at all, in fact it is very delicate due to the crushing of the socket, due to the curving of the malar bone [which is] practically destroyed.
“[Surgery] took three hours, we had to cut him in three places on his face,” he continued.
“We have to now look at a special mask for his case. It is not something banal, there is a nerve there, it is all very difficult. We will see how his situation evolves.
“Victor has to be very careful because if there is a problem he must return to the operating room,” he concluded.
Meanwhile, the 22-year-old will miss Nigeria’s 2022 AFCON tournament in Cameroon.