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LOSC sweating on the fitness of Victor Osimhen

Publish on 27/10/2019 at 01:00


LOSC are sweating on the fitness of Victor Osimhen after their top goalscorer pulled up injured in the 3-0 win over Girondins de Bordeaux on Saturday.

Osimhen - who has plundered a Ligue 1 Conforama second-best seven goals this season - complained of a groin pain earlier this week but elected to play for Les Dogues in their clash at home to Bordeaux.

However, with less than an hour gone at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Osimhen pulled up injured, to be replaced by Loïc Remy, who went on to add the final goal in injury time.

"Victor has a groin strain," explained coach Christophe Galtier at the post-match press conference. "He already had a pain and we knew the risk. I asked him this morning if he could play and he told me he felt good. I don't know how serious it is."

Watch: Osimhen had a dream Lille debut, with a brace against Nantes!

Only AS Monaco attacker Wissam Ben Yedder, with nine, has scored more goals in the league than Osimhen this season, the NIgeriand having hit the ground running following his summer arrival from Belgian outfit R. Charleroi SC.

Whilst it is too early for an accurate diagnosis, Galtier's subsequent reaction did hint at an extended period on the sidelines.

"We have other attacking weapons, unlike last season," he continued. "My only fear is at the point of the attack Loïc Remy is the only other solution. Timothy Weah isn't back to full fitness yet. I'll have to find other solutions because we have a tough run of games."