The Nerazzurri will hope that the experienced midfielder will recover quickly as they aim to turn their disappointing form around as soon as the international break finishes.

It has not been the best of season for Inter, who headed into the international break having lost three of their last five Serie A games. In the Champions League, Simone Inzaghi's side did make amends following their disappointing 2-0 opening loss to Bayern Munich by beating Eastern European outfit Viktorija Plzen by the same score-line, but there is still a great deal of pressure on the former Lazio boss.

And now, the Nerazzurri have some additional concerns, as reports indicate that midfielder Marcelo Brozovic has sustained an injury while on international duty for Croatia. The 29-year-old, who recently signed a contract extension tying him to Inter until 2026, could possibly miss as much as a month of action after a muscular strain, meaning that he certainly will not be involved in Inter's upcoming games against Roma and a make or break Champions League double header against Barcelona early next month.

Italian reports claim that the experienced midfielder is also concerned about his fitness ahead of the upcoming World Cup, which kicks off in November, and hence will not be pressured into coming back earlier than necessary, thus leaving Inter's medical staff with a serious quandary as they aim to have all their key players available as quickly as possible.  

Brozovic was part of Croatia's team that eased to a 3-1 win over Austria in their Nations League match but was unable to complete the full 90 minutes after coming off injured in the first half.