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Joaquin Correa Out for At Least a Month

Inter will have to navigate a busy February calendar without El Tucu

FC Internazionale v Empoli FC - Coppa Italia Photo by Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images

Joaquin Correa’s injury woes refuse to fade away. In his first start since recovering from a hamstring injury, the Argentine pulled up just minutes into Inter’s Coppa Italia tie with Empoli. A statement from the club has confirmed that Correa will be sidelined for at least a month.

MILAN – After sustaining an injury in Wednesday’s cup match against Empoli, Joaquin Correa underwent an MRI scan at the Istituto Clinico Humanitas in Rozzano on Friday morning.

The scan revealed a Grade 2 flexor strain in his left thigh.

His condition will be re-assessed in a fortnight’s time.

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After arriving from Lazio on a loan with a €30 million obligation to buy in the summer, Correa’s debut season hasn’t gone to plan. He’s made 20 appearances for a total of 688 minutes, scoring four times and adding one assist. The 27-year-old’s braces against Hellas Verona (in his debut no less) and Udinese secured Inter a pair of wins, but overall his impact has left a lot to be desired. Simone Inzaghi will have to make do without the striker over a packed February schedule which features clashes with Milan (Feb 6th), Roma (Feb 9th), Napoli (Feb 13th), Liverpool (Feb 16th), and Sassuolo (Feb 20th). Yeah, uh, yikes...

Correa’s injury has a knock-on effect on Stefano Sensi, whose loan move to Sampdoria is now off. Relying on another injury-prone player to back up an injured one isn’t ideal, but it’s the best Inter can manage for now.

Get well soon Joaquin!