Wingback Juan Cuadrado is pushing to be fit in time for Inter Milan’s Serie A match against Roma next Sunday.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews.
Former Juventus, Chelsea, and Fiorentina wingback Cuadrado has been dealing with some injury problems early on in the season.
The Colombian, who joined Inter on a free transfer during the summer, played in each of the first three matches of the campaign. He came on as a substitute in each occasion.
However, Cuadrado then picked up an injury during the September international break.
The problem was diagnosed as tendinitis for the Colombian.
Therefore, when Cuadrado returned from the last international break, he was not able to appear in several matches.
However, the 35-year-old did come off the bench in Inter’s last match before the current break. He played for over half an hour against Bologna.
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Cuadrado did not play any part in Inter’s Serie A win against Torino over the weekend.
The Colombian was one of two injury absentees, along with striker Marko Arnautovic.
And there is also no chance that Cuadrado will be available tomorrow when Inter face Red Bull Salzburg in their third match of their Champions League group.
But according to the Gazzetta, it may not be too much longer after that.
Cuadrado’s recovery timeline is now down to a matter of days, or a week or so.
Therefore, there is a good chance that the 35-year-old can return to the squad in time for Roma next Sunday.
That is the fixture that Cuadrado has circled on his calendar in terms of a return date.
Cuadrado will have to race against time somewhat, and would not return if there are any doubts about his fitness.
But it is a realistic return date, according to the Gazzetta.