Wednesday March 3 2021
Neurosurgeon cautious on Osimhen return

The neurosurgeon who treated Victor Osimhen warns he won’t give the Napoli striker the all-clear unless he is absolutely sure there are no lasting effects from being knocked unconscious.

The Nigeria international fell awkwardly during a game and hit his head on the ground, leaving him with head trauma and no memory of the accident.

“I saw him on Tuesday and there are more tests planned on Friday,” Alfredo Bucciero told Radio Marte.

“He returned to training, but 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 staff.

“The issue now is about prevention, because he doesn’t need any treatment at this stage. We just need to monitor the bioelectrical activity, which can be knocked out of sync following a head trauma.

“We just want absolute certainty that Osimhen is fine before we let him resume playing.”

Napoli hope to have the forward back for this weekend’s game with Bologna.