Napoli surgeon, Gianpaolo Tartaro, has spoken for the first since Victor Osimhen underwent surgery on facial injuries.
Tartaro stated that the procedure was “perfectly successful” and noted it was too early to discuss his recovery time.
Osimhen was forced off early as the Parthenopeans suffered a 3-2 defeat to Inter Milan, following a clash of heads with defender Milan Skriniar.
“On Tuesday morning, Victor Osimhen was operated on his cheekbone and eye socket by Gianpaolo Tartaro, who was assisted by Dr Mario Santagata with Dr Raffaele Canonico also present,” a club update read.
“Titanium plates and screws were used in the operation. The player is doing well and will remain under observation for the next few days.
“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.”