Injured Lukaku to miss Milan Derby, Bayern clash
by Oviri Kelvin, Sports Editor, Abuja
Chelsea striker on loan in Inter Milan, Romelu Lukaku, will not be available to feature in the derby clash with AC Milan, on Saturday, at the San Siro Stadium.
According to the Nerazzurri, this setback is a result of a thigh injury that the player incurred recently.
Reportedly, the player whose leg-thigh flexor was first assessed in Rozzano’s Humanitas clinic to confirm the degree, will undergo a further examination next week.
In an official statement, the club asserted that the player will further undergo an assessment to ascertain the level of damage.
Resultantly, the 28-year-old Belgian will likely miss Inter Milan’s matches from now till September and is envisaged to return in the first week of October.
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Certainly, Lukaku will miss Tuesday’s match against Cremonese at home before taking on Milan on Saturday, which already has been confirmed by the club about his non-availability.
Edin Dzeko would be the likely replacement for the big man, who by proposition would miss the UEFA Champions League matches against Bayern Munich and Viktoria Plzen in September, including a trip to Friuli Stadium to face Udinese in a Serie A clash.
Lukaku won the hearts of Nerazzurri after he left England for Italy to spearhead Diego Simone’s attacking lineup, winning the Italian league in the 2020-2021 season in the process with 24 goals in 36 appearances.