The injury problem that Inter Milan wingback Juan Cuadrado is dealing with is tendinitis.
Colombian national team assistant coach Amaranto Perea clarified the nature of the 35-year-old’s injury in a press conference, as reported by FCInterNews.
Cuadrado started for Colombia in their 1-0 win over Venezuela last week.
However, the Inter wingback had to come off the pitch at halftime.
The reason was some discomfort that the player had been experiencing in his leg. Early indications were that there was no serious injury for Cuadrado, although it was not initially certain what the problem.
Colombia assistant coach Perea has revealed what the injury is.
“The problem is tendinitis,” the coach explained.
“He was feeling some discomfort which forced him to come off during the last match.”
“Now we have to wait and see how the injury evolves,” he continued. “We don’t know whether Juan can be part of the team for the match against Chile.”
“There’s constant communication between our medical staff and Inter’s to safeguard the player’s fitness,” Perea added.
He also noted that “The hope of him being back on the pitch can’t be entirely ruled out.”
Inter Milan Hoping Juan Cuadrado Doesn’t Feature For Colombia Vs Chile
Inter are, naturally, hoping that the Colombian coaching staff take the more conservative route as far as Cuadrado’s fitness.
The Nerazzurri would like to see the 35-year-old rested for tonight’s match.
Even if Cuadrado is technically fit enough to play, it could be too soon for him to return.
The Nerazzurri still want Cuadrado to play a role in the derby against AC Milan this weekend.
In any event, however, the decision will be down to the Colombian coaching staff.
So far this season, Cuadrado has appeared in all three of Inter’s matches prior to the international break. The former Juventus, Chelsea, and Fiorentina man has played off the bench on each occasion.