NEWS
Monday February 3 2020
Handanovic out for 3-4 weeks?

There are reports Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic could be out of action for three weeks, missing big games with Milan and Lazio, after a finger injury.

The shot-stopper did not play in last night’s 2-0 win away to Udinese and there is still no official word on the extent of this injury.

A statement released by Inter this morning spoke only of an "infraction to the little finger on his left hand. His condition will be monitored on a daily basis."

He was spotted wearing wool gloves rather than goalkeeping gloves, with the little finger on his left hand seemingly immobilised by a splint.

According to the Corriere dello Sport newspaper, Handanovic has fractured that finger and will be out of action for three to four weeks.

This would mean missing big games against Milan, Lazio, Sampdoria and Ludogorets in the Europa League.

If this is confirmed, then Inter hope to have their captain back for the Scudetto showdown with Juventus on March 1.

There are also reports the accident occurred during an Inter training session just hours before the transfer window shut on Friday.

It meant there was no time to find a replacement, as Ionut Radu – who had been on loan at Genoa – had already been sent back out on loan to Parma.

Tommaso Berni was suspended for last night’s Udinese match, so Inter played Daniele Padelli, who hadn’t featured in Serie A since August 2016.

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