Napoli doctor explains why Osimhen still wears protective mask

Napoli doctor, Roberto Ruggiero, has revealed why forward Victor Osimhen still plays with a protective mask.

Osimhen sustained a head injury after colliding with Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar in a Serie A clash in November 2021.

The 23-year-old missed the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon early this year as a result of the setback.

The striker was sidelined for three months after undergoing surgery.

Osimhen still plays using a protective mask, seven months after recovering from the devastating injury.

“Osimhen is perfectly healed, he’s still wearing the protective mask because it gives him a sense of security, but he’s healed,” Ruggiero told Radio Marte via Tutto Napoli.

“He has his own balance and wants to wear it. Hopefully this mask will be enough until he feels safe and takes it off.

“Not before then, I still have to do a check, but as soon as he returns, we will have intense work to do.”

Osimhen scored 14 goals and provided two assists in 27 league appearances for Napoli last season.

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