Nigeria youth international Victor Osimhen is a huge doubt for the Super Eagles in their friendly games, after undergoing surgery on a meniscus tear suffered in training with Wolfsburg.
The highly rated forward who finished as top scorer at the U-17 World Cup in Chile last year, was operated upon last week according to authoritative German sports news outfit Kicker.
A time frame for his return wasn’t stated but checks by Owngoalnigeria.com on issues to do with injuries related to meniscus usually takes between 3-4 months to be fixed up.
However if a meniscetomy is done on the patient, which is usually the case for less severe cases, the patient is expected to be out for 3-4 weeks. Judging by the above Osimhen could miss the Super Eagles friendly games scheduled for January and March next year.
Already he has trained with the senior national team of Nigeria, and he impressed coach Gernot Rohr in training ahead of the dead rubber AFCON 2017 tie against Tanzania although he didn’t get to play in the game.
Osimhen is not yet eligible to play for the German side until January next year when he clocks 18, but this current setback is expected to delay his debut for the team.