Hernan Crespo has joined Inter’s growing injury list and will be out of action for a month.
The Argentinian striker suffered a thigh strain in the Serie A clash with Cagliari.
“These injuries and bans are a serious problem and they have hampered us,” admitted Inter coach Roberto Mancini.
Inter are already without the injured Esteban Cambiasso and Dejan Stankovic, while Patrick Vieira is serving a two-match suspension.
Inter currently lie third in Serie A, one point behind joint leaders Roma and Palermo.