Inter midfielder Stefano Sensi picked up the same type of knee injury that his teammate Roberto Gagliardini had done over the summer when he came off against Sampdoria yesterday.
This according to Italian news outlet Gazzetta.it, who report that Sensi’s diagnosis of a strain to the medial collateral ligament is the same as that which had ruled Gagliardini out for several weeks, and that the 26-year-old will miss at least the next six matches while he recovers.
Sensi was introduced midway through the second half in yesterday’s match at the Marassai but had to come off in considerable pain after he couldn’t continue following a clash of knees with Sampdoria defender Maya Yoshida.
The midfielder underwent tests which revealed the nature of his injury, and he was shown to have picked up the same MCL knock which Gagliardini did while in preseason training, for which he missed several weeks though he is now back available for selection.
Sensi will miss all six of the Nerazzurri’s matches prior to the next international break and likely the international fixtures during the break as well, and the earliest he could return is the clash with Lazio on October 16 although even this is not guaranteed.