Zanetti concern for Inter

Inter Milan captain Javier Zanetti could have played his last game after being stretchered off with an Achilles tendon injury during the 1-0 defeat at Palermo.

Last Updated: 28/04/13 at 22:18 Post Comment

Javier Zanetti: Injury concern for Inter captain

Javier Zanetti: Injury concern for Inter captain

The 39-year-old Argentina international will now undergo an MRI scan but there are suggestions he could be ruled out for eight months, which at his age may signal the end of his career.

Zanetti has made more than 800 appearances for Inter, including over 600 in Serie A, since joining the club from Banfield in 1995 and has never before suffered a serious injury.

He has won five Serie A titles, four Italian Cups, one Champions League, one UEFA Cup and one Club World Cup and is also Argentina's most capped player.

"I felt a pull at one point, I'm not sure if anyone touched me, and it really hurt. I will overcome this as well," said Zanetti.

Inter coach Andrea Stramaccioni added: "There's an injury to the Achilles tendon of his left foot. It's a big blow and we really didn't need this injury to Javier.

"Losing him today certainly hurts us in a very difficult moment."

Inter, who have dropped to seventh in Serie A, have suffered a string of injuries in recent weeks and were missing Rodrigo Palacio, Diego Milito, Walter Samuel, Antonio Cassano, Walter Gargano and Fredy Guarin for the trip to Sicily.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's why Mourinho is so successful. He gives players a specific, limited set of functions to perform. They are but a cog in a machine. Do no more, do no less. I assume he learnt it from LvG :)

red_devil83
Fellaini Has Politely Become Undroppable

I

really hope that someone in the mainstream media spots that the Bayern manager played for and managed Barcelona quite well, and thinks to mention it in the build up. That would be really interesting.

megabrow (cufc)
Barcelona to face Bayern

Y

our gob says one thing, Brendan, the results say something else.

balls-to-monty
Rodgers bullish over Anfield future

Footer 365

Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea: Chelsea move within six points of Premier League title

Chelsea remain on course for a fourth Premier League title after a 0-0 draw with closest rivals Arsenal at the Emirates.

Marouane Fellaini: I never lost my quality during first Man Utd season

Marouane Fellaini has taken a swipe at his critics, saying his fruitful time at Everton was "quickly forgotten".

Everton 3-0 Manchester United: Louis van Gaal's side suffer second straight Premier League defeat

Everton beat Manchester United 3-0 at Goodison Park to inflict a second straight Premier League loss on Louis van Gaal's side.

Mail Box

Chelsea Millions Should Buy Better...

For the money they have spent, Chelsea should be playing like the Harlem Globetrotters rather than Atletico. We have mails on Cesc, Brendan Rodgers and...

Brendan Rodgers Is David Cameron...

Rodgers is compared to the Prime Minister, insomuch as he has a right to peddle bulls**t, apparently. Plus why comparing Arsene Wenger to Diego Simeone is a mug's game...

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