San Paolo

Next Game

Napoli v Inter

Sunday, 08 March 2015, 19:45

Italian Serie A

Last Game

Inter 0 - 1 Fiorentina

Sunday, 01 March 2015, 17:00

Italian Serie A

Injuries mounting up for Inter

Inter Milan could struggle to name a recognisable starting XI for Wednesday night's Coppa Italia semi-final meeting with Roma after Walter Gargano and Yuto Nagatamo joined a crippling injury list at San Siro.

Last Updated: 15/04/13 at 13:03 Post Comment

Andrea Stramaccioni: Facing a mounting injury crisis

Andrea Stramaccioni: Facing a mounting injury crisis

Uruguayan midfielder Gargano and Japanese defender Nagatomo were both withdrawn in the second half of Sunday's 2-0 Serie A defeat at Cagliari, with medical examinations confirming leg injuries for the duo.

Inter must overturn Roma's 2-1 first-leg advantage in Milan to reach May's final against Lazio, but head coach Andrea Stramaccioni will be without Joel Obi, Gaby Mudingayi, Diego Milito, Luca Castellazzi, Cristian Chivu, Dejan Stankovic, Rodrigo Palacio, Antonio Cassano, Ibrahim M'Baye, Gargano and Nagatomo.

A statement published on the club's website read: "Medical examinations carried out after yesterday's match against Cagliari have confirmed damage to Yuto Nagatomo's left meniscus (knee joint).

"For Walter Gargano, who left the field after eight minutes of the second half, there is second-to-third degree damage to the rectus femoris muscle of his left thigh."

No prognosis for recovery was issued but the injuries should rule the pair out of Wednesday's game and forthcoming league ties against Palermo, Napoli and Lazio.

The absence of Palacio, Milito and Cassano has been particularly damaging to Inter's league form, with 35-year-old Tommaso Rocchi currently operating as the club's only fit senior striker alongside attacking midfielder Ricky Alvarez.

Sunday's defeat to Cagliari at the Stadio Nereo Rocco in Trieste leaves Inter seventh in the Serie A table with third-placed AC Milan and the final Champions League spot nine points away with six games remaining.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

ell that really inspires me with confidence. No point in training, deciding on a coherent formation, or playing players in their best positions, let's just hope we get lucky.

mumbo_jimbo
Van Gaal: Luck is key

I

believe this is because for sepp Christmas is a 7 day feast finishing on the 25th

hiya
Blatter calls for early final

F

alcao really needs to shine now. Apparently according to the stats, he scores more when played up front alone. I wonder if Van Gaal will actually apply a formation to get the best out of him though.

anthracyte
Van Persie lay-off expected

Footer 365

David Somers resigns as Rangers chairman

Rangers have confirmed that chairman David Somers has resigned from the club's board.

Jose Mourinho quick to shift focus to winning Premier League

Jose Mourinho was quick to turn his attention to Premier League matters after Chelsea's Capital One Cup final victory.

Mauricio Pochettino proud of Tottenham players despite Capital One Cup loss

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino said he was proud of his players despite losing to Chelsea in the Capital One Cup final.

Mail Box

Are Tottenham Right To Redevelop?

It's a really good Friday afternoon Mailbox, with thoughts on Spurs' ground development, the Europa league (leave it alone) and one man running for a very good cause...

Rodgers Is More Of A Paisley Than A Rafa

Most Liverpool fans in the Mailbox are claiming to be pleased to see the back of the Europa League. Plus merging the Europa and Champions League, and winter WC...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company