Defender Francesco Acerbi will complete his recovery from groin surgery in time for Inter Milan’s preseason training.

This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, via FCInterNews.

Yesterday, 36-year-old Inter and Italy defender Acerbi underwent groin surgery.

The former Lazio and Sassuolo veteran has been dealing with a persistent groin problem over the past few weeks.

The 36-year-old missed some matches in April and May due to the issue. He had started in the derby against AC Milan where Inter clinched the Serie A title, but then was out.

However, Acerbi returned for Inter’s last few matches of the season.

These included the Nerazzurri’s final match of the campaign, away to Hellas Verona. Acerbi played the full ninety minutes at the Bentegodi.

Nevertheless, the groin problem reoccurred for Acerbi.

Therefore, the decision was made that the former Lazio defender would undergo surgery.

Francesco Acerbi To Recovery From Surgery In Time For Inter Milan Preseason

Inter have confirmed that the surgery was a success for Acerbi.

The 36-year-old went under the knife to receive surgery to strengthen his left inguinal wall. This, it is hoped, will prevent the kind of nagging injuries that had started to pile up at the end of the season.

Now, the question is when Acerbi will be back in action.

Acerbi will miss the Euros with Italy this summer. He drops out of the Azzurri squad to recover from his surgery, with Juventus’s Federico Gatti taking his place.

Naturally, it is not as though Acerbi can recover in just a week or two.

But as far as his club duties, the surgery should not be too disruptive, reports The Corriere.

Acerbi should be able to recover over the next few weeks.

The Corriere anticipates that the Italian international can return to full training in mid-July.

That will give Acerbi plenty of time to be back for the start of Inter’s preseason training.