Lukaku Presence in the World Cup Hangs in the Balance

Romelu Lukaku has flown to Belgium to assess his setback, which appears to be minor on the surface but might be hiding a bigger problem. It’s more than likely that he has already played his final game for Inter in 2023.

As per La Gazzetta dello Sport,  the striker took some tests, but the more telling ones will come early next week. The national team doctor Lieven Maesschalck weighed in on the matter.

“The exams on Lukaku started Wednesday. We’ll see what the prognosis is and, based on that, we will decide whether he’ll stay here or not.”

The marksman is officially nursing an inflammation of a previous scar on the biceps femoris muscle of the left thigh. However, the fear is that he sustained another strain, which would knock him out for two-to-three weeks, thus sidelining him for the World Cup. More will be known after an upcoming MRI.

According to the publication, Belgium already expect him to sit out the opener versus Canada. They are confident he will play in the following matches. Simone Inzaghi stated that he hoped to have him back as soon as possible. However, the real objective for Inter is for the star to be entirely healthy from January on.

Our Take on Lukaku

The Nerazzurri can’t be blamed for rushing him back since he’s been out for nearly two months with what looked like a routine injury and used him in small doses afterward. Paul Pogba mishandled his injury in a worse fashion but, if he missed the World Cup too, it would be an unmitigated disaster for all parties involved.

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