Nigeria international Victor Osimhen will be subjected to another round of tests tomorrow before he can be given a clean bill of health before making his return for Napoli.
This a lot was disclosed by the neurosurgeon who treated the 21-year-old forward, adding he won’t give the Napoli striker the all-clear unless he’s completely certain there are no lasting effects from being knocked unconscious.
In a Serie A tie away to Atalanta, Osimhen fell awkwardly during a sport and hit his head on the ground, leaving him with head trauma and no memory of the accident.
He has been undergone medical examinations however Doctor Alfredo Bucciero maintained the former FIFA U-17 World Cup winner needs additional investigations.
“I saw him on Tuesday and there are more tests planned on Friday,” Bucciero reportedly told Radio Marte. He returned to training, however, before we send him back out onto the pitch to play, we need to make absolutely sure he is in perfect condition.
“There will be another MRI scan and then we’ll make a decision, of course in conjunction with the Napoli medical workers.
“The issue now’s about prevention, as a result of he doesn’t want any remedy at this stage. We just need to monitor the bioelectrical activity, which might be knocked out of sync following head trauma.
“We simply need absolute certainty that Osimhen is fine before we let him resume playing.”
Meanwhile, Napoli hope to have the forward back for this weekend’s game with Bologna.