Inter forward Joaquin Correa risks losing even more ground in the pecking order at the Nerazzurri given the unfortunate timing of his latest injury.

This is the view in today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who note the significance of the Argentine’s layoff with a thigh injury coming just as Romelu Lukaku is set to fight for a starting place again.

Correa has not been first-choice in attack at any point during the current season, but the former Lazio forward has still made plenty of appearances as the likes of Edin Dzeko and Lautaro Martinez have needed a rest and Lukaku has largely been either unavailable or out of form due to injury and fitness problems.

However, now Lukaku looks to be getting closer and closer to his best on a physical level, and the Belgian will likely push the likes of Dzeko and Martinez for a starting spot for the rest of the season.

Correa, meanwhile, is set to be out for a few matches with his latest injury problem, a thigh strain.

Once the 28-year-old is back, it is very possible that he will be fighting for his place with three starting-quality and in-form strikers, and it could be hard for him to find a way back whilst he regains match fitness and form following this latest injury.