Inter midfielder Dejan Stankovic has strained his right thigh muscle again and faces another spell out on the sidelines.
The 32-year-old Serbia international pulled up during last night's Coppa Italia Quarter-Final against Sampdoria and had to be taken off.
Scans this morning reveal Stankovic will be out for around 40 days, adding to Inter's injury problems.
Diego Milito suffered his fourth muscle complaint earlier this month, but hopes to be back for Sunday's match against Palermo.
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