Juan Cuadrado has played less than 100 minutes of action for Inter since his summer move and isn’t expected to be fit to face Juventus after the international break.

The 35-year-old Colombian wing back left the Bianconeri on a free transfer in the summer and signed a one-year deal with their rivals Inter, a move that upset both fanbases. His arrival was met with protest by Nerazzurri supporters, and he was booed on his San Siro debut.

Cuadrado came off the bench in Inter’s first three league games before suffering an Achilles tendon issue. He briefly appeared against Bologna on October 7 before again being sidelined through injury.

Page nine of today’s Gazzetta dello Sport details how Cuadrado is quietly working on his recovery at Appiano Gentile, alternating between positive days on the pitch and more painful ones in the gym.

Simone Inzaghi is hoping to recover the 35-year-old for the Derby d’Italia on November 26, but he will only be deployed should he stop feeling pain. The club are not willing to take any risks and are trying to avoid a possible operation.

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