Napoli’s Canonico gives update on Osimhen’s injury


Napoli doctor Raffaele Canonico has given an interesting update on the injury sustained by Victor Osimhen and also talked about why he still wears a protective mask.

Victor Osimhen who suffered a second-degree lesion in his right femoral bicep in a Champions League game against Liverpool could be nearing his return date according to Raffaele Canonico.

“He is expected to remain out for three weeks and then it will depend on how he recovers,” said Canonico told Radio Kiss Kiss as quoted by

“Pace is one of his peculiar characteristics. We are talking of an athlete whose top speed sprint is 34/35 Km/h. To reach that and to achieve specific standards he must be well trained.

“In general, the recovery time for these sorts of injuries is five weeks, so the week of the Cremonese clash is crucial.”

Raffaele Canonico also gave insight on why Victor Osimhen still plays with his protective face mask despite having recovered from a cheekbone injury suffered last year.

“He still uses it to feel safe, even if he has completely recovered now,” Canonico said.

The news from Raffaele Canonico suggests that Victor Osimhen who already missed four games through injury could still miss three more games.

Napoli who are unbeaten after seven Serie A games will host Torino at the Stadio Maradona on Sunday, October 1.

They will play two away games with Ajax in the Champions League (October 4) and Cremonese (October 9) in Serie A.


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