Inter stopper Cristian Chivu could still need another month of treatment on a problematic foot injury.
The Romanian, who signed a new contract at the club during the summer, hasn’t played for the outfit this season since his appearance against Hadjuk Split in the Europa League.
The former Roma and Ajax player has been in the treatment room as the consequences of a toe issue which required surgery.
The Gazzetta dello Sport is today suggesting that the 32-year-old is still four weeks away from making a full recovery.
Inter boss Andrea Stramaccioni has a defensive headache at the moment as fellow centre-backs Andrea Stramaccioni and Walter Samuel are expected to be unavailable for the next 21 days.
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