Victor Osimhen reveals injury that left him with 18 screws in his jaw

Sun 26 June 2022 | 18:15

Napoli star Victor Osimhen has revealed that an injury in 2021 left him with 18 screws in his jaw.

The Nigeria international striker a clash of heads with Inter defender Milan Skriniar in November 2021 left him with 18 screws in his jaw and went under a major surgery.


has told Wazobia FM:

“That injury I had against Inter Milan was like a near-death injury.

“I am the only one that felt it, and I can only speak about how I felt because it was my face and body.

“But to be able to stand up without using the stretcher, walk out of the pitch on my own, then I knew that it was something I could handle.

“For me, as I got to the hospital, I told my doctor that I would be out for two weeks maximum.”

He added:

“When the scan came out, I fractured many bones, which they had to remove and fix inside again. I have like 18 screws under my jaw. I went through a lot.

“A lot of sleepless nights. I could not sleep, I could not eat with the pain. But at the end of the day, I am a lion, and I know the kind of mentality I have.

“In my mind, I had already scheduled my return following the surgery.”

The 23-year-old Osimhen joined


from Lille in 2020 for the official €70m transfer plus €10m in bonuses fee and has scored 28 goals in 62 games for them.

 He has been linked with teams such as Manchester United,


and Newcastle.

source: SportMob

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