International

Inter captain Icardi out of Argentina squad

2017-11-07 17:52
Mauro Icardi (Getty Images)

Milan - Inter Milan captain Mauro Icardi will miss Argentina's upcoming international friendlies because of a knee injury, his Serie A club confirmed on Tuesday.

The 24-year-old picked up the injury against Torino at the weekend and will train separately for four or five days. But he will not travel to Russia for Saturday's friendly against the 2018 World Cup hosts and a game on Tuesday against Nigeria.

"Mauro Icardi this morning underwent tests," the club said in a statement. "There is no tear for the Nerazzurri striker, but there is evidence of severe bruising with associated inflammation on the front of his right knee.

"He'll have physiotherapy and separate work for four to five days, before returning to Luciano Spalletti's squad."

Icardi had been on form for Inter Milan scoring 11 goals in 12 games as his side are third in Serie A two points off leaders Napoli.

Read more on:    argentina  |  inter milan  |  mauro icardi  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 PSL season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.