Striker Marcus Thuram suffered a contracture to the adductor muscles in his right thigh during this evening’s Champions League match between Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid.

Sky Sport Italia journalist Matteo Barzaghi reports in a tweet that the 26-year-old will undergo tests on the severity of the injury in the coming days.

One major blemish on this evening’s match from an Inter perspective was the condition of Thuram.

The France international started the match. He led the line along with Lautaro Martinez as expected.

Late in the first half, however, Thuram pulled up with a thigh problem.

The 26-year-old was in visible discomfort as he went to ground following a sprint during a counterattack.

Thuram was subsequently looked at by the Inter medical staff. The Frenchman went off the pitch briefly, but then returned to see out the final few minutes of the half.

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Thuram did not return to the pitch for the start of the second half, however.

Instead, former Bologna and West Ham United striker Marko Arnautovic took his place.

It was in fact the Austrian who scored the winning goal in a 1-0 victory on the night for Inter.

But that certainly does not mask the fact that an injury to Thuram is a worry for the Nerazzurri.

The Frenchman has been a key player in attack for Inter all season.

So far, Thuram has been fit enough to start in the majority of the team’s matches.

However, now it looks very possible that the 26-year-old could be out for an extended spell on the sidelines.

Medical tests in the next few days should shed more light on Thuram’s recovery timeline.

With a raft of Serie A matches on the way, and the return leg against Atletico in three weeks’ time, Inter will certainly hope that Thuram is now out for too long.