'African star's eye came out of socket'

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Some chilling details regarding Nigeria and Napoli star Victor Osimhen's recent horror eye injury have now reportedly been revealed.  

Osimhen suffered the alarming injury after a collision with Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar almost two weeks ago. 

Scroll through the gallery above to see four past and present footballers who suffered from eye-related problems, according to various sources

It is believed that the 22-year-old will be out of action as a result for at least three months, which rules him out of the Africa Cup of Nation in January 2022. 

Gianpaolo Tartaro, the surgeon who treated the centre-forward, has now revealed the severe extent of the former Lille striker's injury. 

"He had a series of fractures, it was as if his head had ended up under a press," he told Corriere dello Sport.  

"The eye came out of its socket. It is not simple at all, in fact, it is very delicate due to the crushing of the socket, due to the curving of the malar bone [which is] practically destroyed.

"The various fractures, not only the cheekbone, obviously brought complications, and six plates and 18 screws had to be inserted.

"[Surgery] took three hours, we had to cut him in three places on his face. 

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"We have to now look at a special mask for his case. It is not something banal, there is a nerve there, it is all very difficult. We will see how his situation evolves. 

"Victor has to be very careful because, if there is a problem, he must return to the operating room."

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