Samir Handanovic is to decide between now and Sunday whether he thinks he will be in a good enough condition to play against AC Milan in the second Derby della Madonnina of the season according to a report in today’s print edition of Gazzetta dello Sport.
The Slovenian goalkeeper hurt his hand in training on Friday ahead of Inter’s match with Udinese and initially did not feel anything wrong but he did begin to notice there was something wrong the following day. He was then given an x-ray by club medical staff and it highlighted a hairline fracture to one of his fingers.
Daniele Padelli was given the nod to start in between the sticks for Inter in Udine and if Handanovic decides he is not well enough to play, he will once again be called upon.
It will be just the fourth time since his arrival in the Summer of 2017 that Padelli plays a competitive match for Inter should he play.
The report from the Milan based newspaper goes on to highlight that Padelli’s history against AC Milan is far from good. During his playing career he has faced them nine times but has never been on the winning side in any of those matches.