Inter Milan defender Matteo Darmian will reportedly overcome an injury scare to start against Cagliari, but Francesco Acerbi won’t recover in time.

The Nerazzurri started their Serie A campaign on a positive note, beating Monza at home with two unanswered goals. Club captain Lautaro Martinez was the author of a personal brace.

In the second round of the season, Simone Inzaghi and his men will travel to Sardinia for a meeting with Cagliari.

The Isolani have just returned to the top flight after spending a campaign in Serie B. They managed to collect a valuable point away from home in the opening round of the season thanks to a stalemate against Torino.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport via FcInterNews, Darmian should make himself available for Monday night’s fixture against Claudio Ranieri’s side.

The 33-year-old sustained a slight ankle knock against Monza. Therefore, he trained separately at the start of the week.

Nevertheless, the former Man United defender has recovered and will be available to start the match.

Inter Milan Defender Matteo Darmian Returns Vs Cagliari But Francesco Acerbi Remains On The Sidelines

On the contrary, Francesco Acerbi will remain out for the second week in a row. The veteran defender is still struggling with muscle fatigue.

However, the source expects the 35-year-old to be back in action for the clash against Fiorentina in the following weekend.

Finally, the pink newspaper expects Inzaghi to maintain the same starting lineup from Monza’s encounter.

The only exception could be the introduction of Marko Arnautovic. The ex-Bologna striker is pushing for a starting berth alongside Lautaro Martinez at the expense of Marcus Thuram