Do c t o r Gianpaolo Tartaro, has said Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen’s surgery procedure lasted close to five hours and maintained that there is also a risk for a second surgery. Tartaro who operated the Napoli striker on Tuesday spoke to Napoli based station, Radio Kiss Kiss, and said the process was difficult and revealed that the player suffered crushes on his cheekbone and not fractured as widely reported by the media.
“It was a long intervention lasting for four and half hours,” he said. “Surgery was the beginning of the whole post-phase, Osimhen had a crush and didn’t have a fracture like Paleari of Benevento had. It was an extremely difficult operation, even the tissues, muscles, nerves, arteries, and everything in between above the skull. “From the image from the TV, we could see, he couldn’t open his eyes, because eyeball pushed out and cheekbone going in, narrowing the orbital cavity. We synthesized with five-plate held by 16 screws.” On the possible recovery date, The Professor said everything depends on Osimhen and his body.
“Recovery time? much depends on him and his body, I don’t have a crystal ball and I can’t know when he will recover. 90 days prognosis is uncertain because if there is any problem, he must return to the operating room,” He added. The 22-year-old suffered the injury following a clash of head with Inter Milan’s defender Milan Skrinia on Sunday in a Serie A game. With the 90 days prognosis, it is certain that the former Lille of France forward is already out of the Africa Cup of Nations while also doubtful for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier scheduled for March, 2022.