Keita Balde Diao sustains a thigh injury at Inter Milan

MILAN, ITALY - DECEMBER 15: Keita Balde of FC Internazionale reacts during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and Udinese at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on December 15, 2018 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images )

Inter Milan have confirmed that Keita Balde Diao has suffered a training injury in his right thigh

The 23-year-old joined Inter in the summer on a season-long loan deal from AS Monaco and has since scored four goals in 17 Serie A appearances.

Although Keita’s only started seven league games this term with manager Luciano Spalletti preferring to stick with Mauro Icardi, Ivan Perisic and Matteo Politano up front for his 4-3-3 system.

Now Inter have a statement confirming that Keita’s thigh injury and revealed that he will be reassessed next week.

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“Inter forward Keita Balde underwent an MRI this afternoon at the Istituto Clinico Humanitas in Rozzano following a muscle problem in training,” read a statement on the club website.

“The tests revealed that he has injured his right thigh. His condition will be reassessed next week.”

This setback could see Keita sidelined for up to three weeks which will rule him out of Inter’s Serie A games against Sassuolo, Torino and Bologna along with a Coppa Italia tie with Lazio.