Milan Skriniar could make his return from injury in next weekend’s Serie A clash between Torino and Inter Milan.
This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInter1908, who report that the 28-year-old Slovakian could be ready to take to the pitch against the Granata after undergoing medical consultations yesterday.
It is looking more and more likely that Skriniar will be fit before the end of the season.
Nerazzurri coach Simone Inzaghi confirmed as much in a press conference on Tuesday.
The coach stated that the Slovakian will undergo a medical consultation today. According to Inzaghi, it is a possibility that Skriniar can play in the final two matches of the Nerazzurri’s season.
This is a different prognosis from what had been thought when Skriniar initially received lumbar spine surgery.
The initial forecast was that the former Sampdoria defender would in all likelihood miss the entire rest of the season recovering. At the very least, it was suggested, he would be out until the Champions League final.
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However, those forecasts my in fact have been too pessimistic, according to Tuttosport.
It is certainly not likely that the Slovakian would be fit enough to be in the starting eleven against Torino.
However, if Skriniar can come off the bench, it would put some vital playing time in his legs ahead of the Champions League. Nerazzurri coach Inzaghi is keen to have the defender back as fit as possible as he approaches the biggest match of Inter’s season.
Moreover, Skriniar could receive something of a send-off from Inter fans in the league.
The Slovakian underwent medical tests yesterday which give plenty of reason for hope.
According to Tuttosport, Skriniar could be back already against Torino. Then, he could look to get back closer to full fitness for the Champions League final.