Napoli have suffered an injury blow to Victor Osimhen, Abbeylivenetwork.com reports.
The Nigeria striker pulled a hamstring during their Champions League win against Liverpool.
Napoli announced today that Osimhen has suffered “a second degree injury to the right hamstring”.
The striker is expected to miss at least 40 days.
However, the injury will also rule out Oismhen from the next Nigeria game, where the West African giants are expected to face Algeria in an international friendly on September 27.
Napoli are also set to miss the Nigerian – who has scored two goals and provided an assist in five Serie A matches – for a number of their games, including the Saturday one against Spezia.
There is also an upcoming Champions League match for the Naples side as they are scheduled to face Scottish outfit Rangers on September 13. Five days later, Napoli will have a tricky fixture against Serie A rivals, AC Milan, and the absence of Osimhen is likely to be a big setback for them.