Napoli Lose Starting Defender Because of Thigh Injury

Napoli will have to cope without one of their starting center-backs in the upcoming matches and perhaps until January. Amir Rrahmani has been diagnosed with a lesion of the tendon of the adductor longus of the left thigh.

According to Corriere della Sera, it’s likely that the defender will sit out the next month and recover during the World Cup break. Instead, as per La Gazzetta dello Sport, there’s a chance he could return for the early November games.

Either way, the Partenopei won’t have him for at least five or six tilts. Ajax, Bologna, Roma, Rangers, Sassuolo, and Liverpool are next on the docket. They will close out 2022 with the clashes against Atalanta, Empoli, and Udinese.

Leo Ostigard replaced the teammate when he went down early in the Cremonese game. He will likely rotate with Juan Jesus, who’s left-footed. Kim Min-Jae has manned that side of the rearguard ever since he joined to substitute Kalidou Koulibaly. The Norwegian youngster would make his Champions League debut if he featured Wednesday.

While the Azzurri lost one key guy in the back, Victor Osimhen will make his long-awaited return versus Ajax. He technically healed last week, but the coach elected to give him more practice sessions rather than field him for a few minutes against the Grigiorossi.

Our Take on the Rrahmani Injury

He’s unheralded, but he has grown into a solid second fiddle in a hurry since moving to Naples. Fortunately for them, Kim has quickly become the leader, and so they will be fine as long as the replacements don’t screw the pooch. Ostigard has shown promise at Genoa, but he’s still raw and a little untamed.

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