Cristian Chivu said the injury suffered in the first half of the match against Torino, 2-2, is not serious, and will probably take about two days to recover.
Chivu opened the scoring in the 5th minute from a free kick, but was replaced in the 28th minute, with Pereira.
“I received a blow to a place where I already had problems. I tried to keep playing but it was impossible. However, I think I will only need of two days to recover, there is not a serious injury,” said Chivu to Inter Channel.
Relating to the goal he scored from a free kick, he said that he has not practiced this phase last week. “I have not practiced this week no free kick, but it went well. Unfortunately the outcome is as it is, but we go forward.” Chivu said yesterday night.
Cristian Chivu said, regarding his state of mind after another injury, that is fine. “I accepted the situation and I’ll go forward as I can. I’ll play as much as I can, that and because I refused to be operated again. My team-mates from defense? Juan and Andrea are excellent. They are young and have a lot to learn, but I learned, ” added the Romanian football player.
Chivu was praised by Italian media for his performance in the match against Torino, notes received by him being among the best.
After this result, Inter Milan is ranked 4th in Serie A, 9 points behind leader Juventus, and 3 points over rivals AC Milan. Next stage will play away to Siena.