Two Key Players Already Ruled out for Derby d’Italia

Alessandro Bastoni and Timothy Weah won’t be present in the upcoming clash between Inter and Juventus due to their pre-existing injuries. The Italian defender hurt his calf while with the national team. Instead, the USMNT winger has been out with a thigh strain for a while.

Per SportMediaset, the Nerazzurri ace took further tests a few days after picking up the problem. It’s not severe, but he’ll sit out the next two fixtures. The staff holds out hope he could return for the clash against Napoli a week later.

While Bastoni was a long shot to play versus Juventus, Weah seemed on track to return. However, he had a setback and will be ready only in December. Massimiliano Allegri has more issues on his plate too. Manuel Locatelli and Fabio Miretti got banged up in the last Serie A tilt versus Cagliari.

The former will be assessed again soon and has been fitted with a special shield for his cracked ribs. The youngster is dealing with back spasms.

On top of Bastoni and Weah, Benjamin Pavard and Danilo will also skip the pivotal tilt. Alex Sandro might be available after extended time on the shelf. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Allegri is mulling a slight tactical change and could insert Kenan Yildiz as a no.10 since he has run out of healthy bodies in the midfield.

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