Inter’s veteran midfielder Luis Figo will undergo surgery on a fractured fibula suffered in his club’s 1-1 draw with Juventus at the weekend.
The former Portugal international suffered the leg injury in a clash with Juventus’ Pavel Nedved on Sunday, the date of his 35th birthday.
Inter confirmed in a statement on their web site: “Luis Figo underwent a series of medical tests today to determine the extent of the injury which forced him out of the match against Juventus.”
The Italian league leaders, who face CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Wednesday, added that doctors had detected a multiple fracture of his fibula on his right leg.
“On Tuesday he will have an operation to stabilise the fracture,” the statement confirmed.