MILAN - Inter Milan's Argentina duo Diego
Milito and Esteban Cambiasso are likely to be out for around
three weeks after suffering injuries on international duty.
Inter said in a statement on Monday that tests showed
striker Milito and midfielder Cambiasso had suffered thigh
muscle strains in Argentina's 1-0 defeat in Japan on Friday.
The European champions said their recovery time would be
determined in the coming days but similar injuries at the club
have taken a little under a month to heal.
If that was the case then both players would miss the
Champions League group clash at home to Tottenham Hotspur on
October 20 and at least three Serie A matches.
Milito was Inter's top scorer last term and netted the
winners when they sealed the scudetto, Italian Cup and Champions
The 31-year-old has struggled for form and fitness this
term, however, and has been eclipsed by strike partner Samuel
His absence will still be a blow to Rafael Benitez given the
coach's limited options, although Goran Pandev is back in
training after a knock.
Cambiasso has been one of Inter's most consistent performers
for several seasons but his injury coincides with fellow
midfielder Thiago Motta returning to full training after knee
Sulley Muntari has also been little used this term but the
Ghanaian has issued a statement denying reports he wants a move.
He left the San Siro before kick-off after being told he was
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