After undergoing medical examinations this week, Marcus Thuram is set to be out for around 15 days following a thigh muscle injury suffered during Inter’s Champions League round of 16 clash against Atlético Madrid on Tuesday, February 20.

The 26-year-old was seen limping during the final minutes of the first half of Inter-Atlético and upon the whistle for halftime was seen speaking with compatriot Antoine Griezmann and shaking his head, before looking to Inter staff members. It was obvious that the forward could no longer continue and was substituted at half, with Marko Arnautović as his replacement- who went on to score the goal to win Inter the match.

The initial report was muscle tightness, but following a statement released by the club today, Thursday, February 22, it has been revealed that Marcus Thuram has suffered a muscle elongation, or a muscle strain, as it is more commonly known.

According to SkySport Italy reporter, Matteo Barzaghi, Thuram should be unavailable for the next 15 days. Within this timeframe, he will miss upcoming matches against Lecce this weekend, Atalanta midweek and Genoa next weekend. The France international should return between Genoa on March 4 and Bologna on March 10. FCIN1908 Diretor, Daniele Mari, has stated that the plan is to have Thuram back to full fitness for the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 clash against Atlético Madrid in Spain on March 13.

Marcus Thuram will be a big loss for Inter, even just for two or three matches. Currently, Thuram has ten goals and seven assists in Serie A during his first season, arriving from Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer on a free transfer.