Lorenzo Insigne is in doubt for Napoli-Inter and Italy’s World Cup play-off against Sweden after limping off with Manchester City.
The forward pulled up clutching the back of his thigh during the second half of a Champions League trip to the City of Manchester Stadium this evening.
He limped straight off the field without waiting for treatment, suggesting he felt a muscular strain.
The timing is bad, because Napoli go head-to-head with second-placed Inter at the San Paolo on Saturday evening in a Serie A showdown.
Italy also have to prepare for the World Cup play-off with Sweden, as the first leg is in Stockholm on November 10 with the return at San Siro on November 13.