Samuel's injury blow
Scans show Internazionale's Walter Samuel suffered ligament damage in the 2-1 victory over AC Milan
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 23/12/07 7:58pm
It is feared Internazionale defender Walter Samuel could be out for the rest of the season after suffering ligament damage in the 2-1 derby victory over AC Milan.
The Argentinean had to be substituted in the 37th minute of Sunday's game and initial scans have confirmed ligament damage, which will probably require surgery
He will now fly to Argentina for the Christmas break before undergoing new scans on his return to Italy, but it is feared his season could be practically over.
His absence will be a big blow to the reigning champions, who are seven points clear of Roma at the top of Serie A.