Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti is hopeful striker Victor Osimhen will be available for their next Serie A game against Verona this coming Sunday.
The 22-year-old Nigeria international, who had started in each of Napoli’s previous eight matches, missed the team’s trip to face Salernitana on Sunday, where the Parthenopeans won 1-0 to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.
It was Polish player Piotr Zielinski who scored the all-important goal in the 61st minute in the match that saw Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly sent off in the 76th minute at Arechi Stadium.
“It remains to be seen if he [Osimhen] has to stay out for a couple of games,” Spalletti told the media after the game as quoted by Tutto Napoli. “For Sunday he can also do it, we have a lot of trust in our doctors.”
Ahead of their trip to face Salernitana, Napoli confirmed on their official website the extent of the injury suffered by Osimhen by stating: “Victor [Osimhen] this morning [Sunday], at the Pineta Grande Clinic, underwent instrumental tests that showed a contracture of the right gastrocnemius.
“Osimhen has already started treatment and his condition will be evaluated in the coming days.”
The Super Eagle has featured for 705 minutes so far this season from nine appearances and scored five goals in the process.
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