Inter confirm Icardi out with knee ligament damage

The Argentine striker looks certain to miss at least the crunch clash with Roma after picking up the problem during the club’s victory over Bologna on Saturday

Inter striker Mauro Icardi could be set for a lengthy absence after the Serie A club confirmed he has suffered medial knee ligament damage.

Icardi sustained a sprain to the ligament during Saturday’s 2-1 Serie A win over Bologna.

Inter tweeted on Monday to confirm the 23-year-old’s injury, which almost certainly rules him out of this weekend’s crunch clash against top-three rivals Roma, while reports in Italy suggest the Argentine will be out of action for a month.

A scan reveals @MauroIcardi is suffering from a medial collateral ligament sprain. He will be reassessed over the coming days #FCIM

— F.C. Internazionale (@Inter_en) March 14, 2016

Icardi has scored 12 goals in 26 Serie A appearances for Roberto Mancini’s side this season, helping Inter to fifth in the table with nine games to go.

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