Inter Confirm Darmian Has Minor Strain on Left Thigh

Inter Milan have confirmed that defenders Matteo Darmian and Andrea Ranocchia have suffered minor strains on their thighs.

The former started last weekend’s fixture against Venezia but was subbed off in the 71st minute due to injury. The Nerazzurri have confirmed that Darmian has a minor strain on his left thigh while Ranocchia also has to deal with a strain, on his right thigh.

The club said that the condition of both players will be assessed in the upcoming days.

A statement on the Inter’s official website read: “Matteo Darmian and Andrea Ranocchia underwent diagnostic tests at the Istituto Humanitas in Rozzano on Monday morning. Darmian has a minor strain (rectus femoris muscle) in his left thigh. Ranocchia has a minor strain (adductor brevis muscle) in his right thigh. The condition of the two players will be re-assessed in a few days’ time.”

Ranocchia has featured sporadically for Inter this season, so his absence may not be a major blow for the club. However, the same cannot be said for Darmian, who has been a key player for Simone Inzaghi this season so far. The former Manchester United man has featured in 15 matches across all competitions for the Nerazzurri so far with a goal and an assist to his name.

There is a fair chance that Darmian could miss Inter’s match against Spezia on Wednesday and Inzaghi