Hakan Calhanoglu suffers a serious thigh injury and is likely to be out for weeks. The Turkish midfielder could not complete the game against Croatia in the UEFA Euros qualifier. He was taken off in the 37th minute, and Inter have confirmed after medical tests that the former AC Milan has a thigh injury. Calhanoglu has a muscular distraction to the adductor of the right thigh. So the injury will keep him out for a few weeks, and Inter could miss him in the first leg against Benfica.
Calhanoglu has been brilliant for Inter this season and has been a savior in Brozovic’s absence. The Inter teammates faced each other during the international break, but Calhanoglu had to go off in the first half. The Turkish midfielder has excelled in Brozovic’s role, and Inter want to renew his contract soon. Calhanoglu has been in good form this season. He scored a crucial goal in San Siro to help Inter win against Barcelona in the group stages.
Calhanoglu suffers a serious injury, could miss the Benfica game
Simone Inzaghi will miss Calhanoglu’s services in crucial matches against Juventus and Benfica. The former AC Milan midfielder has been brilliant in the Champions League. But Inzaghi will have to use the trio of Barella, Brozovic, and Mkhitaryan. The extent of his injury was not confirmed until today’s medical tests. Inzaghi would not want to force him back, as Inter are entering a crucial phase of the season. It is a huge blow to Inter, and other players will have to step up.
The Nerazzurri have also been working to extend his contract. The Turkish midfielder is now an integral part of Inzaghi’s system and has adopted the new regista role brilliantly. Inter will hope he has a speedy recovery, as they need him in the upcoming matches.