Lukaku, knee injury: no Inter-Parma, Handanovic also out

Lukaku, knee injury: no Inter-Parma, Handanovic also out
Lukaku, knee injury: no Inter-Parma, Handanovic also out
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Inflammation of a tendon for the Belgian, while the goalkeeper underwent tests which revealed a muscle injury to the soleus of his left leg: Inzaghi in an emergency for the eighth final at the Meazza

The list of players available for tomorrow night’s Inter-Parma is shortened by two names, with Simone Inzaghi who will have to handle both Romelu Lukaku and Samir Handanovic. For neither player it is a serious problem, but the aura of bad luck that hovers around the seasons of the Belgian and Slovenian seems to persist.

Lukaku

The 29-year-old forward won’t play in the eighth final of the Italian Cup, which instead could have been a good opportunity to grind out minutes and maybe unlock in front of goal. But today the forfeit arrived, with an inflammation of the tendons in his left knee that will keep him in the pits. As said yesterday due to the fatigue of Nicolò Barella and Hakan Calhanoglu, the match against Parma is certainly not the appointment that can lead Inzaghi to risk a starter. Lukaku’s conditions will be re-evaluated in the next few days, from which it will be understood whether Big Rom will be able to take part in Saturday’s match against Verona, also at the Giuseppe Meazza but valid for the 18th day of Serie A. Lukaku will start working separately and, in case of improvement, he will return to the group.

Handanovich

Slightly different speech instead for the goalkeeper, who underwent checks in the morning and for whom a week of rest is scheduled, with his return obviously to be postponed to next week. The results of the exams speak of a muscle strain in the soleus of the left leg: luckily no injury was highlighted, but someone else will have to think about defending Inter’s goal. The summoning of Barella and Calhanoglu also remains unlikely: against Parma, Inzaghi will have to resort to a pinch of imagination.

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January 9, 2023 (change January 9, 2023 | 1:21 pm)

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