Inter Milan have confirmed that midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has suffered a thigh injury.
The club announced on their official site that the 34-year-old underwent medical tests this morning which showed that he had picked up a strain to the rectus femoris muscle in his left thigh during Tuesday’s Champions League match against AC Milan.
If there was one sour note to Tuesday’s derby win over AC Milan for Inter, it was Mkhitaryan being forced off with an injury.
The 34-year-old pulled up with a problem in his thigh towards the end of the first half. The midfielder did try to play on for a moment. However, he quickly signalled to the bench that he did not feel alright to continued.
Marcelo Brozovic replaced the Armenian former Manchester United, Arsenal, and Roma midfielder.
Inter Milan Confirm Henrikh Mkhitaryan Injury
Mkhitaryan underwent tests with Inter’s medical staff today. The tests showed a quadriceps strain, to the rectus femoris muscle in his left thigh.
Now, there is a big question of when the Armenian former Arsenal and Roma man can return. There are only a few matches left in the season, five in total. However, it will be a decisive, season-defining stretch for the Nerazzurri.
First, there is Serie A. Inter have three more matches to go, against Napoli, Atalanta, and Torino.
Inter need at least four points from these three matches to maintain a crucial top four spot.
Then, there is the Coppa Italia final against Fiorentina one week from today.
Inter will have their first of two more chances to compete for silverware against La Viola. They will be keen to defend their crown from last season.
Lastly, there is the massive matter of the Champions League final against Manchester City in Istanbul next month. Inter will certainly want Mkhitaryan back for that match.