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I almost died against Juventus, 18 screws inside my jaw – Osimhen reveals

The 23-year-old was hurt in a Serie A match clash against Inter Milan on November 21. The Super Eagles striker told Wazobia FM: “That injury...


The 23-year-old was hurt in a Serie A match clash against Inter Milan on November 21.


The Super Eagles striker told Wazobia FM: “That injury I had against Inter Milan was like a near-death injury. I am the only one that felt it, and I can only speak about how I felt because it was my face and body.


“But to be able to stand up without using the stretcher, walk out of the pitch on my own, then I knew that it was something I could handle.


“For me, as I got to the hospital, I told my doctor that I would be out for two weeks maximum.”


The former Lille man also revealed he had 18 screws in his face, which put him in severe pain.


He added: “When the scan came out, I fractured many bones, which they had to remove and fix inside again.


“I have like 18 screws under my jaw. I went through a lot. A lot of sleepless nights. I could not sleep, I could not eat with the pain. But at the end of the day, I am a lion, and I know the kind of mentality I have.


“In my mind, I had already scheduled my return following the surgery.”


Despite the injury, Osimhen went on to score 14 goals in Serie A to help Napoli finish behind champions AC Milan and Inter Milan.

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