Only a miraculous recovery would see Inter Milan defender Alessandro Bastoni making his return to the pitch in time for the clash against Juventus.

The 24-year-old sustained an injury during his stay with the Italian national team camp.

The player is suffering from a strain in the calf. This prompted his premature return to Appiano Gentile.

The former Atalanta man couldn’t take part in the Azzurri’s Euro 2024 qualifier against North Macedonia. The Italians emerged victorious by five goals to one.

But aside from missing out on his nation’s crucial fixtures, Bastoni will also miss the upcoming Derby d’Italia against Juventus barring a miracle, explains Il Corriere dello Sport via FcInterNews.

This will be a major showdown at the Allianz Stadium between the two main Scudetto challengers.

Nevertheless, Simone Inzaghi will most likely have to rely on other options at the back.

The source adds that Bastoni will undergo additional medical tests on Tuesday, This will shed some light on his condition ahead of the Juventus clash.

But as the Roman newspaper notes, a return against Napoli on the 3rd of December remains a more plausible scenario.

Inter Milan Defender Alessandro Bastoni Will Miss Juventus Showdown Barring A Miraculous Recovery

On the contrary, key Inter Milan midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu should be available for the Derby d’Italia battle.

The 29-year-old also returned early from international duty after suffering from flu symptoms. The player also wishes to remain close to his wife who’s about to give birth to their child.

But barring any unforeseen developments, the Turk should take the field at the Allianz Stadium next weekend.