The Napoli forward suffered the injury as he fell awkwardly after clashing with a Leone Stars’ defender
Victor Osimhen had to be stretched off in considerable pain as he suffered a serious injury to his wrist in Friday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone.
Osimhen was challenging one of the Leone Stars defenders when he tangled and fell awkwardly on his wrist.
Coach Gernot Rohr will be hoping that the injury to his form player – who has contributed four goals in his last four games – is not too serious ahead of the return leg billed for Freetown in four days’ time.
Despite racing to a 4-0 lead within 29 minutes, the three-time African champions collapsed in the second half and goalkeeper Maduka Okoye leaked four goals with Al-Hadji Kamara getting a brace, while the duo of captain Mustapha Bundu and Kwame Quee finding the net as well.
Get well soon Victor Osimhen and I hope the injury won’t keep you out for long.
— Mutiu Adepoju (@MutiuAdepoju8) November 13, 2020
“Get well soon Victor Osimhen and I hope the injury won’t keep you out for long,” Adepoju tweeted.
Despite the draw in Benin City, Rohr’s men lead Group L with seven points from three games.