Italian journalist Fabio Ravezzani feels that the injury problems of Inter striker Romelu Lukaku are very serious, and could prevent him from remaining at the Nerazzurri past the end of the season.

Speaking to Italian broadcaster Telelombardia, as reported by FCInter1908, Ravezzani gave the view that the Belgian’s issues look to be significant enough to cast doubt on his ability to put in consistent performances even if the Nerazzurri’s medical staff haven’t really acknowledged this.

Lukaku has managed to make his three starts and two substitute appearances for Inter in over three months since the start of the season.

Worryingly, the 29-year-old suffered a reinjury after a lengthy recovery period after which point he had been deemed ready to make a return to the pitch by the club’s medical staff.

In Ravezzani’s view, this suggests that the underlying problems could be very significant, and that the club could have major doubts about whether they’re ready to rely on Lukaku in the longer term.

“The medical staff of Inter won’t say it, but Lukaku’s is not an easy problem to solve,” he said.

“Inter actually did not underestimate the problem, but when the staff found the problems with the muscle they immediately saw that it would be necessary for him to take more time to recover.”

“”The thing that’s worrying is that they tried to get him to return, and then he got injured again.”

“This suggests that the situation is much more complicated than what we had been led to to assume.”

Ravezzani suggested that “This also has an impact on Lukaku’s future at Inter, given that the club will have to consider whether to extend his loan or not.”