After a measure of shock and disappointment, Inter Milan went into last weekend looking to bounce back against a talented Udinese. The team endured some struggles, but managed to pull out an all important victory to get back on the right track.
But, more importantly for a team with as bad luck as this one, no one sustained any new injuries. Now Luciano Spalletti and his men look to extend their good fortune this weekend.
Inter vs AC ChievoVerona, Saturday December 22nd, Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi, kickoff 18:00 CET
First Team Health:
Radja Nainggolan: After yet another spell on the sideline, Nainggolan looks like he should be cleared for action this weekend. After sitting on the bench versus PSV Eindhoven, the midfielder made a substitute appearance in the closing minutes against Udinese. There isn’t much information to go on from that appearance, but his getting some minutes under his legs bode well for his chances of starting this weekend. What kind of recovery he’s made is yet to be seen.
Henrique Dalbert: After suffering a calf injury in November, Dalbert has been slowly making his way back to health. He had been training separately from the first team but yesterday returned to group activities. With Kwadwo Asamoah suspended for the upcoming match, Dalbert could make a full return this weekend.
Matias Vecino: The midfielder suddenly made an appearance on injury reports with a muscular injury just before the match against Juventus a few weeks ago. To date, he has been training with Dalbert away from the first team and has yet to rejoin group activities. Sky Sports notes that his availability will be determined in the coming days, though with Roberto Gagliardini available for selection, it seems unlikely he’ll see any action this weekend.
Inter Management: The health report explores just how healthy every nook and cranny of the club is and that also includes management. Over the last week Inter Milan officially announced the appointment of Giuseppe Marotta as the CEO. Marotta’s arrival is a signal of intent from the Suning Group to build and compete not just in Serie A, but also Champions League. Inter fans hope his appointment will bear the same fruit it did for Juventus.
Avi Saini is a 27 year old medical student from California. He’s been an Inter fan since 98 after seeing the wonders of Ronaldo, who he maintains is the true greatest of all time. Avi writes a weekly medical column exclusively for SempreInter.com.