The fitness of Inter Milan striker Joaquin Correa is in significant doubt for the Champions League final against Man City.
This according to Italian news outlet Gazzetta.it, who report that the most recent muscle injury suffered by the 28-year-old Argentine international means that he is at real risk of missing out on next month’s clash with City.
Inter confirmed today that Correa has suffered a calf strain.
The former Lazio, Sevilla, and Sampdoria forward complained of pain in his leg after the Coppa Italia final against Fiorentina. Subsequent medical tests revealed that Correa had suffered a strain to the soleus muscle in his right calf.
Joaquin Correa Could Miss UCL Final vs Man City
Now, the big question is whether Correa will be able to play again for Inter again this season.
There are two Serie A matches to go, and then the Champions League final against City in Istanbul on June 10.
What is abundantly clear, is that Correa will not be able to start against Atalanta tomorrow. The Argentine had been predicted to start against La Dea in Inter’s penultimate league fixture of the season.
However, this is now out of the questions, as would a start against Torino next weekend almost certainly.
Also in doubt, though, is the Champions League final according to the Gazzetta.
Race Against Time For Correa To Be Fit For Istanbul
It will be a race against time if Correa wants to be part of the squad to face City in Istanbul.
According to the Gazzetta, Correa is already starting his recovery therapies to try and be fit for the final. However, the timeline will be tight. Inter have just over two weeks to prepare for the final now.
As the Gazzetta notes, this would be a cruel twist of fate for Correa. The Argentine international has already missed out on the Albiceleste winning the World Cup through injury.
Now, he could be forced to watch as a spectator whilst his team play in the biggest match in European club football.