Napoli have announced that Victor Osimhen will today undergo surgery after he fractured his eye socket and cheekbone at the weekend.
The surgery will be performed by Professor Gianpaolo Tartaro to be assisted by Napoli club doctor Raffaele Canonico.
Osimhen suffered the injury Sunday at Inter Milan and was hospitalised overnight.
The striker will be expected to battle to be fit in time for the AFCON in January as he could be out of action for at least four weeks.
He has scored five goals in Serie A this season for table-topping Napoli.
Last season, he was sidelined for several months after he injured his shoulder on Super Eagles duty against Sierra Leone.