Inter Milan frontman will face a tough challenge to recover in time ahead of an important clash against Real Madrid next week.
Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku could sadly miss the crucial match in the Champions League against Real Madrid. The Belgian reportedly suffered from a thigh injury.
The Nerazzurri attacker consequently took an MRI scan following pain during the goalless game against Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday.
Although now, Inter affirmed that Lukaku has a strained muscle in his left thigh and will go under further scrutiny.
“Romelu Lukaku underwent an MRI scan at the Humanitas Institute in Rozzano this morning following a problem that arose during Tuesday’s Champions League game against Shakhtar Donetsk,” read a statement on the club’s website.
“The scans showed that he has suffered a strain in his left thigh. His condition will be monitored daily.”
Furthermore, Lukaku will potentially skip the Serie A fixture vs Parma this weekend. But the sad part for Inter is that he could also miss their fight against Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu.
In addition, the injury news is a shock to boss Antonio Conte following two draws with Borussia Monchengladbach and Shakhtar.
However, Madrid is left at the bottom of the group table with Inter just on top of them with two points.
Breaking his own records.
Lukaku, nevertheless, netted nine goals in 11 outings across all the competitions for his side. He moved to the Italy club after leaving the famous English side Manchester United for €80 million.
The 27-year-old scored 34 goals to break the record of Brazilian Ronaldo for most goals in the debut season for Inter.
And out of those goals, nine came from the Europa League campaign before facing defeat at the hands of Spanish side Sevilla.
Lukaku managed to break his own record by scoring in 11 straight fixtures in that tournament. Evidently, his previous best came in November 2014 during his spell at Everton in the Premier League.
In the meantime, Lukaku’s top goalscoring form aided Inter to reach right behind Serie A champions Juventus. His 23-goal-haul was the best in his career after a treble-winning performance under Jose Mourinho in the 2009-10 season.