Inter Milan striker Marko Arnautovic is fit and available for Saturday’s match against Udinese despite a finger injury.

This according to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, via FCInterNews. Sky report that the 34-year-old has been wearing a splint on his finger in training.

Striker Arnautovic came on very late in Sunday evening’s Serie A match away to Napoli.

The Austrian replaced Marcus Thuram in attack in the 86th minute of the match.

This immediately followed the Frenchman scoring Inter’s third goal to seal the victory. As it happened, Thuram’s final action in the match was scoring.

Arnautovic did not have much time to affect a match whose result was certainly not in any doubt.

The former West Ham United, Stoke City, and Bologna striker’s main task was to help see out the result.

And Arnautovic did stick to his job in that respect. But the striker also unfortunately picked up an injury.

Inter Striker Marko Arnautovic Fit & Available Despite Finger Injury

The problem for Arnautovic is a finger injury, however.

Unlike the thigh strain that the 34-year-old had suffered earlier in the season, it is not as though this problem will prevent him from getting out on the pitch.

Accordingly, there will be no reason why Arnautovic will not be available for selection as early as this weekend’s match against Udinese.

However, Arnautovic will have to wear a protective splint on his finger in order to play.

Sky anticipates that the Austrian will be fitted with the splint for a few matches.

But whilst the injury is healing, there will be no reason why Arnautovic cannot soldier on despite the pain.

The Austrian being available is certainly positive news for Inter.

Whilst Arnautovic is hardly first-choice, depth to give starters Lautaro Martinez and Marcus Thuram a chance to rest during this busy part of the fixture list will be welcome.