The Inter injury curse seems to be working at a distance, as new signing Ruben Botta was ruled out for six months.
It has been a disastrous campaign for the Nerazzurri with a series of fitness problems decimating the squad.
Now they are forced to contend with a heavy blow for next season, as 23-year-old Argentine midfielder Botta has already signed for Inter.
He limped off during last night’s game between Tigre and Olimpia, but tests today showed the damage is far worse than a simple sprain.
Botta has snapped the cruciate ligament and the external meniscus ligament in his left knee, so is expected to be out of action for at least six months.