Inter Milan wingback Juan Cuadrado will reportedly miss the Derby della Madonnina clash against AC Milan with a new knock.

Unfortunately for the Colombia international, an Achilles tendon injury impeded him at the start of the season.

Following recurring stops, he eventually opted for an operation in December to repair the damage,

The 35-year-old spent the following months on the rehabilitation process. Finally, he made his return to the matchday squad in last weekend’s Serie A encounter against Cagliari.

However, the former Juventus man remained on the bench for the duration of the match which ended in a 2-2 draw.

But while he was hoping for a cameo in the big Derby, the Colombian’s hopes were quashed by a new injury problem, albeit a relatively slender one.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Cuadrado is suffering from slight muscle fatigue.

Therefore, the veteran won’t take part in the showdown against the Rossoneri. Instead, he’ll return to training next week.

The source considers this setback a normal one for a player who endured surgery a few months back, followed by a long recovery path.

This season, La Vespa has made nine appearances between Serie A and the Champions League, contributing with two assists.

Inter Milan Veteran Juan Cuadrado Out Of Derby Della Madonnina Clash Vs AC Milan

But aside from Cuadrado, Simone Inzaghi will have a full squad to choose from, notes the pink newspaper.

Even with the Colombian out of action, the Nerazzurri boss has more than enough cover on the right flank.

The 48-year-old will once again have to choose between Denzel Dumfries and Matteo Darmian for the right wingback slot.

As we reported earlier today, this remains the last selection dilemma that the manager is facing ahead of the Derby.