Inter Milan striker Marko Arnautovic could be ready to return from injury as early as the end of October.

This according to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, via FCInterNews.

Inter have been without Arnautovic for a few matches after the striker picked up a thigh problem.

The 34-year-old had come on as a substitute in the Nerazzurri’s Serie A match away to Empoli last month. However, he was unable to see out the match after pulling up with a thigh injury.

Indications after the match were that Arnautovic would be out for weeks, and likely months, recovering from the injury.

The former West Ham United and Stoke City striker had suffered a thigh strain.

The club confirmed that medical staff had determined it was a “medium-grade” muscle strain.

The typical timeline for recovery from an injury of this nature would typically see the player out of training altogether for at least a few weeks. And then, there would need to be caution about not rushing back to the pitch.

Inter Striker Marko Arnautovic Could Be Back For End Of October

Initially, reports named Inter’s Serie A match against Juventus as a probable return date for Arnautovic.

The Nerazzurri face the Bianconeri in their first match back from the November international break.

Therefore, it has looked as though Arnautovic would miss all of the matches between the October and November breaks. Then, he could be back at the end of next month.

But it now looks as though the timeline may be a lot shorter than that.

According to Sky, Arnautovic could be back on the pitch soon.

The Austrian doesn’t look to be too far away from returning to training. He could do so during the international break.

And then it may not be long after the break that Arnautovic is able to return.