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Osimhen allays fears over injury

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By Olalekan Okusan

The Italian press could not hide their satisfaction for the Nigeria international Victor Osimhen  following Napoli’s energetic 1-1 draw  against Cagliari on Sunday.

Osimhen was forced out after sustaining a head injury toward the end of the tie but several Italian press believe his exit may have caused Napoli’s draw.

“The Nigerian is the best of his men,” La Gazzetta dello Sport  stated  with a seven point mark. “He scores for the third consecutive match, it’s a nightmare for the Sardinians. And he would also do a double if Fabbri didn’t cancel his goal.”

In the Osimhen’s report cards, Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport, Corriere della Sera and TMW scored the Nigerian seven, while Tuttosport and Tuttonapoili awarded him 7.5 in his overall performance.

Tuttosport affirmed : “Bomber, as well as driver. Referee Fabbri cancels a goal that seemed good in the replay images. He (Osimhen) comes out for a bloody cut, then sutured, to the head”.

Meanwhile, , Osimhen has confirmed that he would be available for Napoli’s next game despite suffering a head injury in their Serie A encounter against Cagliari.

And with four games left to play in the Italian top-flight this season, it was feared that Osimhen would not be able to play a part in Napoli’s fight to finish in the top four.

However, the former Lille striker took to his Twitter account after Sunday’s game to assure fans he’s okay and ready to go for the next match.

“Thanks for having checked on me,” he wrote. “I’m fine and can’t wait for the next game.

“We’ll give our all until the end.” Gennaro Gattuso’s men are now two points behind  Milan in fourth place and will need an in-form Osimhen for the last four games if they want to play Champions League football next season.

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