Inter Milan midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu should return from injury for the team’s Serie A match against Bologna.

Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, via FCInterNews, report that the Turk will be out for a week to ten days. He could even be back to face Genoa, and the aim will be to have him at his best against Atletico Madrid.

Inter confirmed today that Calhanoglu has suffered a muscle strain.

The problem, medical tests revealed, is a “slight strain” to the adductor longus muscle in the 30-year-old’s right thigh.

That will certainly mean that Calhanoglu – who missed yesterday’s match against Lecce – will also be out for Wednesday’s Serie A clash with Atalanta.

It is not as though Calhanoglu can recover in two days.

But the big question then concerns when the 30-year-old can be back. And according to Sky, it won’t likely be too long.

Hakan Calhanoglu To Return Vs Bologna – Or Even Genoa

According to Sky, the timeline for Calhanoglu’s recovery is around a week, or a little more than that.

Therefore, there would be some chance of seeing the former AC Milan and Bayer Leverkusen midfielder back on the pitch in time for Inter’s match at home to Genoa.

That match will be one week from today. Inter host the Grifone next Monday.

The timeline for a return against Genoa would be tight, however.

Therefore, if Calhanoglu cannot play against Genoa, he should be in the squad for the following weekend’s match. That will be away to Bologna.

Then, the aim will be to have the Turkish international fully fit for the Champions League.

Inter travel to Madrid for the second leg of their round of sixteen tie against Atletico next month.

And that will be one of the biggest matches of the season for the Nerazzurri. So having Calhanoglu not just available but at his best will certainly be a priority.

Then there will be one more match before the international break – at home to Napoli in Serie A.