Injured SSC Napoli forward, Victor Osimhen, has undergone successful therapy on Thursday and diagnostic tests will be carried out on Friday to ascertain the extent of his injury.
Osimhen was substituted in the first half of the Champions League match against Liverpool after suffering a muscle injury.
“Osimhen has undergone therapies and tomorrow he will carry out the diagnostic tests. For Demme therapies and personalized work in the field, ” a club statement reads.
Osimhen had a Champions League masterclass performance against Liverpool on Wednesday night.
Osimhen proved to be a handful for Liverpool defenders in a rather short but outstanding performance at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in Naples.
The Nigerian international played an important role as Napoli kicked off the Champions League season in style after a 4-1 demolition of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
The Super Eagles striker created one chance and made one key assist, but missed a penalty which he also won after making Van Dijk suffer.
While Osimhen proved too hot for Van Dijk and his teammates to handle, his time on the pitch against the Reds was a short one.
After an incredible first 40 minutes which saw Napoli dominate Liverpool and could have been up by as many as five goals, Osimhen was substituted four minutes into the break.
It was early showers for the Super Eagles man 23 minutes after he missed a penalty for his Napoli side with the score line delicately poised at 1-0.
Giovanni Simeone, who replaced the 23-year-old who was subbed off with a suspected injury, went on to score Napoli’s third goal just three minutes after coming on.
Osimhen took to his social media account to react to the night which he described as a “bittersweet” one.
“Bittersweet feeling for me,” Osimhen posted on his Twitter page. “Great performance from the whole squad,” he added. “God is the greatest.”
Osimhen watched the rest of the game in Naples from the bench as his teammates as Napoli went on to complete the rout.
Goals from Andre Zambo Anguissa, Simeone and Piotr Zielinski, who opened the scoring as well, earned Napoli a comprehensive victory over the hapless Liverpool, who had Luis Diaz to thank for making the scoreline more respectable with a consolation.