Tue 28 February 2023 | 20:15

Victor Osimhen could have lost eye-sight after the clash with Skriniar

Being key to Napoli's Scudetto hopes by scoring 19 goals in 20 matches, Osimhen is six goals clear of the nearest Serie A rival for the Golden Boot. However, he could have lost his eyesight after a clash with Skriniar in November 2021.

The Nigerian striker still wears a protective mask following his horror clash with Inter defender Milan Skriniar during a Serie A clash at San Siro in November 2021. He was forced to undergo surgery that involved placing six plaques and 18 screws to repair the damage, including multiple fractures to the cheekbone and orbital bone.

Despite returning to action after two months, his surgeon Gianpaolo Tartaro reveals he could have lost his sight after the incident. He told

Radio CRC:

The orbital bone stopped just in time, because Osimhen could even have lost his sight.

“That bone could indeed have caused other problems, but fortunately some factors helped us and the eye was able to go back into its socket.”

“The plaques do not need to be removed unless there is an urgent need, for example they develop an infection. The titanium could alter an X-Ray, but I don’t think Osimhen wants them removed.

“When we performed the surgery, we used the best quality plaques in the world and had to study very carefully where to place them, so there was protection should the player have to head the ball.”

However, Tartaro is amazed by the Serie A Golden Boot leader's performance. He added: “

He seems to play even better than he did before, it gives him security. He has become world class.”



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source: Radio CRC

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