Inter Milan striker Marko Arnautovic is confirmed to have suffered a “medium-grade” thigh strain.
The Nerazzurri confirm that tests have revealed the nature of the Austrian’s injury in an official update, whilst broadcaster Sky Sport Italia via FCInterNews anticipate that there is hope that he could return for the Serie A match against Juventus in November.
There were few negative aspects to yesterday’s Serie A win over Empoli for Inter.
The Nerazzurri made it five wins from five in Serie A, recording maximum points in a tricky away match.
But one thing that did mar the match towards the end was the sight of striker Arnautovic coming off with an injury.
The Austrian former West Ham United, Stoke City, and Bologna man had only come on during the second half. He replaced captain Lautaro Martinez just after the seventieth minute.
But Arnautovic was only on the pitch for under twenty minutes before suffering an injury.
The problem occurred when the 34-year-old seem to overextend his left leg a bit whilst challenging for the ball.
Arnautovic immediately showed a grimace of pain and began holding on to his left thigh. The striker immediately exited the pitch, where the Inter team doctor had a look at him.
Marko Arnautovic Suffers “Medium-Grade” Thigh Strain – Could Be Back For Juventus Clash
Today, Arnautovic underwent medical tests with Inter’s club doctors to determine the severity of his injury.
The tests confirm the presence of a thigh strain. The club have confirmed that the problem is a strain in the biceps femoris muscle of the 34-year-old’s left thigh.
Inter do not give a timeline for Arnautovic’s recovery.
However, Sky do offer a possible timeline for when the Austrian could return.
There seems to be little doubt that this injury will keep Arnautovic out for a number of weeks, and even a couple months.
But according to Sky, the striker could be back for Inter’s Serie A match against Juventus on November 26.