Arturo Vidal’s recovery from knee surgery is proceeding even faster than Inter had expected, according to a report in the Italian media today.
Gazzetta dello Sport’s print edition said Antonio Conte was keeping a particularly close eye on the midfielder’s progress after his squad was decimated by players departing for international duty.
Vidal will soon return to full-time training and hopes to be available for Conte at the start of April, just after Inter’s trip to Bologna on April 3.
He underwent surgery to cure meniscal pain in his left knee on March 12 and was originally expected to be out for around 25-30 days.
Vidal, Alexis Sanchez and Lautaro Martinez are not part of Inter’s international break controversy after South America’s football federation CONMEBOL postponed this week’s FIFA World Cup qualifiers due to COVID-19.
Conte was not pleased to see Inter’s seven non-Italian players cleared to travel home by Milan’s local health authority yesterday, but he will certainly be happy the above-named trio are staying at Appiano Gentile for the next fortnight.
Vidal, Sanchez and Lautaro have the chance to work on their fitness and make sure they are raring to go when Inter return to Serie A action against Bologna.