Inter Milan defender Stefan de Vrij has reportedly suffered a knock while on international duty, promoting an early return to Milano.

The 32-year-old received a call-up from the Dutch national team for the March international break.

The Netherlands are preparing to face Scotland tomorrow and then Germany on Tuesday in back-to-back friendlies.

According to Sky Sport Italia via FcInterNews, the experienced centre-back picked up a muscular problem in his adductor during today’s session.

Therefore, de Vrij will leave the Dutch camp and return to Milan tomorrow.

The defender will then undergo medical tests to reveal the extent of this physical problem.

In the meantime, Inter will be sweating over the player’s condition.

This is deemed an untimely blow for the Nerazzurri as it coincides with Francesco Acerbi’s alleged racial abuse case.

The Italian found himself in great trouble after allegedly using a racial slur while addressing Juan Jesus during the club’s encounter against Napoli last weekend.

The FIGC prosecutor is currently investigating the matter which could culminate in a lengthy ban for the 36-year-old.

Inter Milan Sweating Over The Condition Of Stefan De Vrij

Hence, Inter were hoping to heavily rely on de Vrij in case Acerbi receives a suspension.

The two former Lazio stars often compete for a spot at the heart of Simone Inzaghi’s backline.

Therefore, the Nerazzurri will be crossing their fingers while awaiting de Vrij’s medical tests. They will be hoping that the results rule out any injuries.

Otherwise, Inzaghi might have to improvise at the back, potentially trusting Yann Bisseck in a more central role.

This season, de Vrij has made 29 appearances across all competitions, scoring a single goal in the process.