Inter at Risk of Losing Summer Signing for Milan Encounter

New Inter wing-back Juan Cuadrado may not be in contention for next weekend’s mouth-watering Serie A fixture against Milan. According to Calciomercato, the 35-year-old sustained a muscle injury during Colombia’s 1-0 win over Venezuela in a 2026 World Cup qualifier.

Cuadrado was in Nestor Lozano’s starting lineup in the opening game of Colombia’s World Cup qualifying campaign. However, a muscle problem forced his early withdrawal, with the new Inter ace being subbed off already in the first half. It’s more likely he won’t be available for Los Cafeteros’ next match against Chile. 

But Inter are more worried about the extent of Cuadrado’s injury, particularly with the latest edition of the Derby della Madonnina waiting in the wings. The Colombian veteran linked up with Simone Inzaghi’s side in the summer after ending his long-term association with Juventus, landing at Giuseppe Meazza as a free agent.

Though he has yet to register his first start for Inter, Cuadrado came off the bench to make an assist in a 4-0 thumping of Fiorentina last time out. His experience in high-stakes contests would’ve made him a valuable asset for Nerazzurri in the highly anticipated derby clash despite Denzel Dumfries’ decent form at the start of the season.

If it’s any comfort for Inter, Milan could enter the encounter significantly weakened after the emergence of alarming news relating to potential injuries to Mike Maignan and Theo Hernandez

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