Defender Stefan de Vrij and wingback Denzel Dumfries will miss Saturday’s Serie A match between Inter Milan and Udinese.

The club confirm the injury status of the Dutch duo in an official announcement. The pair both underwent medical tests today.

Both of de Vrij and Dumfries had to come off as substitutes in Inter’s Serie A match against Napoli on Sunday.

For the former, it was just after the fifteenth minute that de Vrij suffered an injury.

And the club have confirmed the nature of the issue for de Vrij.

The 31-year-old former Lazio defender has suffered a strain to the adductor muscles in his left leg.

This will certainly be sufficiently serious for de Vrij to miss out on next weekend’s Serie A match against Udinese.

What is less clear is when after that the Dutchman will be able to return.

Inter have updated that de Vrij will undergo further medical tests next week.

Not Just De Vrij – Dumfries To Also Miss Inter Vs Udinese Clash

But it is not just de Vrij who had an injury turn up in medical tests today.

The same is true of 27-year-old former PSV wingback Dumfries.

The Dutchman lasted considerable longer than his countryman de Vrij. He came off as a substitute during the second half of Sunday evening’s match.

Whilst it was fairly clear that de Vrij had suffered a serious injury immediately, there was less certainty regarding Dumfries’s condition.

The 27-year-old may well have just suffered from some muscle cramp based on initial appearances.

But Inter have confirmed that Dumfries has suffered a strain to his left thigh flexor muscles based on medical tests.

Therefore, the club announce, Dumfries will also undergo further medical tests next week.

As such, it would seem that the 27-year-old will also miss out on Saturday’s match against Udinese.

This will not be a very welcome development for Inter, who are already dealing with something of an injury crisis in the defensive positions.

Alessandro Bastoni will likely return against Udinese. But on the other hand, Benjamin Pavard still has a couple weeks left to go.

And Juan Cuadrado, Dumfries’s main backup, has dealt with fitness problems of his own. Tendon problems have been the culprit for the former Juventus and Chelsea veteran.