Thursday February 24 2011
Ranocchia plays down injury worries

Inter centre-back Andrea Ranocchia has moved to reassure fans that his injury isn't as bad as first thought.

The Italy international had to be stretchered off during last night's Champions League match against Bayern Munich at San Siro.

Initially it was feared that he had torn ligaments in his knee again like last year, which meant he had to spend six months on the sidelines.

However, the initial indications suggest he will only be out for a month and a half.

"It's not serious, not like last year," Ranocchia said. "I'll be back soon."