In Wednesday’s 2-1 Serie A defeat at Sampdoria, Inter Milan defender Danilo D’Ambrosio sustained a knee ligament injury, the club said on Thursday.
Italy’s Sky Sport said that for four to five weeks, the 32-year-old full-back might be out of action.
After a collision with Sampdoria midfielder Mehdi Leris, D’Ambrosio left the field shortly before the end of the game after coming on to replace Milan Skriniar in the 81st minute.
The tests revealed that the Italian has strained the medial collateral ligament of his left knee. His condition will be reassessed next week, Inter said in a statement.
Statement – “This morning, Danilo D’Ambrosio underwent medical tests at the Istituto Humanitas in Rozzano after picking up an injury during yesterday’s game against Sampdoria. The tests revealed that the Italian has strained the medial collateral ligament of his left knee. His condition will be reassessed next week.”
The Italian international will miss the Serie A match on Sunday at AS Roma and the Coppa Italia match on Wednesday at Fiorentina.
Inter is second in the standings with 36 points in 16 matches, one point ahead of AC Milan and three points ahead of Roma.