Inter's injury blow
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Materazzi was injured during Inter's 0-0 draw at Udinese on Saturday and was forced off during the first half.
The centre half suffered a thigh strain and was immediately ruled out of Inter's Champions League tussle against Dynamo Kiev on Tuesday.
He underwent scans on Sunday morning which have revealed he will now require complete rest to cure the problem but will only miss ten days.
Inter had expected Materazzi to be out of action for a month but the stopper is now likely to miss just the Kiev clash and next weekend's Milan derby.