Inter Milan will evaluate the condition of Hakan Calhanoglu ahead of the weekend’s encounter against Empoli.
The 29-year-old sustained a knock during the team’s preparations for the Champions League clash against Real Sociedad. Because of this the Turkish midfielder wasn’t part of the squad that travelled to Spain.
Inter coach Simone Inzaghi replaced him with Kristjan Asllani who operated as a deep-lying playmaker last night. But amidst the young Albanian’s struggles, Hakan’s services were sorely missed.
The Italians ended up settling for a 1-1 draw thanks to a late equalizer from Lautaro Martinez.
However, there could be some positive news in store for the Beneamata ahead of the weekend’s Serie A contest.
According to Corriere dello Sport via FcInterNews, test results showed that Calhanoglu avoided an injury. Therefore, the medical staff will be closely monitoring his condition in the next few days.
The source believes that the former AC Milan star could recover in time for Empoli’s trip. This would be a major boost for Inzaghi.
Inter Milan To Evaluate The Condition Of Hakan Calhanoglu Ahead Of Sunday’s Match Vs Empoli
The Nerazzurri will take on their Tuscan foes at the Carlo Castellani Stadium on Sunday’s early Serie A kickoff.
This week, the Azzurri sacked their manager Paolo Zanetti following a horrific start of the season. The club has yet to register a single point nor score a goal after four rounds.
The vastly-experienced Aurelio Andreazzoli has now returned to Empoli for a new stint.
On another note, Inter could miss the services of Stefano Sensi who sustained a new injury setback. The Italian suffered a muscle strain in the quadriceps of his left thigh. This saw him dropped from yesterday’s matchday squad.