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Sunday November 7 2010
Moratti 'worried' by injury crisis

President Massimo Moratti admits he is “very worried, especially for Walter Samuel” at Inter's injury crisis.

Samuel was stretchered off during last night's 1-1 draw with Brescia after spraining his knee, while Douglas Maicon suffered a suspected thigh strain and Wesley Sneijder fainted.

“It was an unlucky match in terms of injuries, but these things can happen,” said the patron.

“It becomes difficult for the side to face a match psychologically when you see so many setbacks.

“Samuel was stretchered away and hurt himself in such a nasty way, while Maicon went off early on and then Sneijder wasn't well.

“All this can start to create a difficult atmosphere, but I think the lads played with a lot of hunger and determination.

“It was very difficult to win, as quite rightly Brescia were all sitting back in defence, so there was no space for us.”

It is another setback for the Nerazzurri following their 3-1 Champions League defeat to Tottenham.

Now in the midst of an injury crisis, they must face a midweek round away to Lecce and then the derby against Milan next weekend.

“In all honesty, I am not yet thinking about the derby,” concluded Moratti. “I am very worried about these injuries, especially for Samuel, as it looked pretty bad.”

Samuel's injury occurred during an accidental clash of knees with Andrea Caracciolo, but the impact seemed to push his leg backwards in an unnatural fashion, so there could well be ligament damage.

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