Inter-owned wingback Valentino Lazaro could be out on the sidelines for around three months for Torino whilst he recovers from an injury to his right knee.

This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews, who report that the 26-year-old risks being out for around three months after picking up a strain to his right medial collateral ligament.

Lazaro has established himself as a regular in Torino’s starting eleven since joining the Granata on loan from Inter during the summer transfer window.

However, the Autrian now looks likely to miss out on a significant portion of the rest of the season due to having picked up an injury to his MCL.

Tuttosport note that this could put Lazaro’s future in doubt after it had looked as though Torino were keen to sign him permanently from Inter.

The Austrian has had loan spells with Newcastle United, Borussia Monchengladbach, and Benfica since joining the Nerazzurri from Hertha Berlin in the summer of 2019.

Torino looked to be the team ready to finally sign Lazaro on a permanent basis from Inter as they have been quite happy with his standard of performance and fit in their team on his loan spell, but now this is a real doubt.