Napoli have revealed that Victor Osimhen picked up a hamstring injury during their 4-1 win against Liverpool on Wednesday.
The Serie A club also confirmed the Nigerian striker will miss the upcoming international break.
Osimhen started the Champions League game, but was substituted in the 41st minute with what has now been revealed to be a second-degree hamstring injury.
“As scheduled, Victor Osimhen underwent diagnostic tests this morning which revealed a second-degree injury to his right hamstring,” Napoli’s update on the Super Eagles star, read on Friday.
“The striker had already started carrying out therapy yesterday [Thursday].”
Osimhen was surprisingly selected for the Liverpool game after he looked to have picked up a knock in a 2-1 win over Lazio on Sunday. However, Luciano Spalletti named him to face the visiting Reds before he was stretchered off and replaced by Giovanni Simeone.
The injury is set to rule out Osimhen from the next Nigeria game, where the West African giants are expected to face Algeria in an international friendly on September 27.