Dries Mertens has reportedly joined Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen in Antwerp to recover from a sprained ankle and hopes to recover in time to face Juventus in the Italian Supercup on January 20.
The Belgium international got injured against Inter on Wednesday and is expected to remain out of action for at least three weeks.
According to Calciomercato.com, he will treat his injury in Antwerp’s Move to Cure clinic where his teammate Victor Osimhen is also undergoing therapies to recover from a dislocated shoulder.
The Nigeria striker will return to Italy on December 29 when Napoli will resume training ahead of the first game after the Christmas break against Cagliari on January 3.
Mertens is working towards his recovery and hopes to be eligible to play the Italian Supercup against Juventus on January 20.