Inter Milan have confirmed an ankle sprain for goalkeeper Yann Sommer and a thigh strain for defender Stefan de Vrij.

This Nerazzurri officially updated on the condition of the duo after they underwent medical tests today.

This international break has been far from a positive one for Inter from an injury perspective.

There are nine matches to go, in which the team will hope to clinch the Serie A title from what looked to be a nearly unassailable position at the top of the table.

But Inter are set to miss a couple of key players for at least the first match back from the break.

Both goalkeeper Sommer and defender de Vrij joined the Switzerland and Netherlands squads for the break.

But both had to return early after suffering injuries.

Sommer picked up his injury during a friendly match against Denmark. And for de Vrij, the problem emerged in training.

Inter Confirm Injuries For Sommer & De Vrij

Both Sommer and de Vrij had already returned to Milan.

And Inter confirm that today the duo underwent tests with the club’s medical staff.

In the case of Sommer, the 35-year-old former Bayern Munich keeper has suffered a sprain to his right ankle.

The Nerazzurri confirm that Sommer’s injury will be evaluated day-by-day to track the progress of his recovery.

Meanwhile, defender de Vrij has picked up a strain to the adductor longus muscle in his right thigh, Inter confirm.

The club also add that there will be further medical tests on the 32-year-old former Lazio defender in a few days.

It would be very unlikely to see either Sommer or de Vrij return for Inter’s first match back from the break. That will be against Empoli next Monday.

Meanwhile, there could be a real crisis in defense for Inter.

With de Vrij out, the Nerazzurri could also lose Francesco Acerbi to suspension.