Osimhen dislocated his shoulder while on international duty with Nigeria in November and has remained on the sidelines since then.
The 22-year-old recovery from the injury suffered a hitch when he was tested for coronavirus after returning from Christmas holiday in Nigeria, but Gattuso has provided positive update on the former Lille striker’s fitness.
“He (Osimhen) has started to run at important speeds with the treadmill at home, it doesn’t bother him,” Gattuso told Rai Sports following his side’s Italian Cup win against Empoli on Wednesday night.
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“Then we will evaluate him on the pitch. But in the last four-five days the boy is telling me that he feels much better .”
“Even the doctors give me comforting news.We will evaluate when he can get back to his best”
The striker scored on his last appearance for the Partenopei against Bologna in November.
He has netted twice in six league appearances for Napoli this season.
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