Inter Milan wingback Juan Cuadrado will not be fit for Saturday’s Serie A match against Atalanta, but won’t require surgery.
This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews.
For much of the current season, Cuadrado has been dealing with injury problems.
The 35-year-old former Juventus, Chelsea, and Fiorentina veteran joined Inter on a free transfer during the summer transfer window.
And over the first three matches, Cuadrado played.
The 35-year-old has yet to make a start for Inter. However, he came off the bench against all of Monza, Cagliari, and Fiorentina in each of Inter’s first three matches.
Cuadrado even bagged his first Inter assist. The Colombian set up Nerazzurri captain Lautaro Martinez with a cross.
However, since then there have been some muscle injury problems.
Cuadrado picked up an issue with tendinitis whilst playing with the Colombian national team during the September international break.
And since then, the tendon problems have been consistent for the Inter wingback.
Juan Cuadrado Still Training Apart From Rest Of Inter Squad
It has not been entirely clear when Cuadrado will be able to make a return to full training, and to the pitch.
The 35-year-old did play for thirty minutes against Bologna in a Serie A match before the October break.
However, Cuadrado’s issues have not exactly been clear-cut.
There have been issues with not wanting to rush the veteran former Bianconeri man back to the pitch when he is not at 100%. Particularly not if this would mean a risk of reinjury.
Therefore, Cuadrado has not been in any matchday squads since the return from the October break.
And the Colombian is still making an effort to get back to match-fitness.
A return for Cuadrado could well come before the international break, against either Red Bull Salzburg or Frosinone.
But the 35-year-old will play no part against Atalanta.
However, Cuadrado is just working in training to get past his tendon problems. He will not undergo surgery for the injury.