Internazionale expect Patrick Vieira to recover from injury in time for next week’s Champions League game against PSV Eindhoven.
Vieira picked up the thigh injury playing for France against Slovakia in a friendly on 22nd August and although he played in the Euro 2008 qualifying defeat to Scotland a fortnight ago, he has yet to turn out for Inter this season.
However, Inter coach Roberto Mancini is hopeful Vieira will be available in the coming days.
“I’m hoping he will be running by this week and be able to play by next Tuesday for the match against PSV,” said Mancini.
“But it all depends on the doctors. They can be a bit mysterious and particular sometimes, they’re always trying to deprive us of players.”