The incident occurred in the final minute of the 2-1 victory at the Dacia Arena in Udine this evening.
Barella suddenly fell to the ground and when he got back on his feet, his right knee was visibly swollen with an odd protuberance poking out from the kneecap.
Medical staff immediately told coach Simone Inzaghi to change the final substitution, which was supposed to be Robin Gosens for Ivan Perisic.
Instead, Barella was replaced by Matias Vecino.
The positive news is that Barella was able to walk off unaided and was also spotted after the final whistle throwing his jersey to the travelling fans.
Ivan Perisic’s early header broke the deadlock, followed by Lautaro Martinez on the rebound after his penalty hit the upright.
Ignacio Pussetto got one back late on to set up a tense finale, but Inter emerged 2-1 winners and retained the gap at the top of the table to two points.
— Gianluca Di Marzio (@DiMarzio) May 1, 2022