Napoli surgeon Gianpaolo Tartaro says it is too early to discuss Victor Osimhen’s recovery time after the striker underwent surgeryn on Tuesday.
Osimhen was operated on his cheekbone and eye socket by Tartaro, who was assisted by Dr Mario Santagata with Dr Raffaele Canonico also present,
The 22-year-old was forced off early as the Parthenopeans suffered a 3-2 defeat to Inter Milan following a clash of heads with defender Milan Skriniar.
Osimhen is expected to return to action in three months.
Nevertheless, Tartaro claimed it is too early to assess when he would return to the field.
“Osimhen’s injury was not a simple cheekbone fracture but also affected several bones of the face,” the surgeon told 1 Station Radio as per Get Italian Football News.
“It was not a shock trauma, but compression: the kinetic force generated by the crushing of Osimhen’s face against Skriniar created devastating damage.
“It is still too early to talk about recovery times because the surgery was really complex: the conditions of the player’s face were very bad, but I guarantee that the surgery was perfectly successful.”