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.

Romelu Lukaku of Inter Milan

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.

Read Also: Electricity consumers reject BPE’s planned sale of five NDPHC power plants

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.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button
A note to our visitors

This website has updated its privacy policy in compliance with changes to European Union data protection law, for all members globally. We’ve also updated our Privacy Policy to give you more information about your rights and responsibilities with respect to your privacy and personal information. Please read this to review the updates about which cookies we use and what information we collect on our site. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our updated privacy policy.