Friday February 7 2020
Handanovic risks serious injury

Samir Handanovic wants to play in the Milan Derby despite a hairline fracture in his finger, but the Inter goalkeeper risks surgery.

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The shot-stopper missed last week’s 2-0 win at Udinese after sustaining the injury to the little finger on his left hand during a training session.

Multiple sources report Handanovic and Inter will try everything to get him on the field anyway, with the aid of a protective glove underneath his goalkeeping kit.

There are risks, as the Corriere dello Sport warns a knock to the finger could move this from a hairline fracture to something more unstable, which could then require surgery.

Tommaso Berni is suspended after he was sent off from the bench for dissent, so the only remaining option is Daniele Padelli.

He played against Udinese last week, but that was his first Serie A game since August 2016.

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