Inter Milan have suffered another setback with confirmation that midfielder Fredy Guarin will miss the next three weeks with a thigh injury.
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Guarin, who suffered the injury during Inter's 3-2 defeat at Atalanta, joins fellow midfielders Wesley Sneijder, Joel Obi, Philippe Coutinho, Dejan Stankovic and McDonald Mariga on the sidelines.
A statement on Inter's official website read: "A first-grade strain to the left thigh: that is the discovery of medical tests conducted on Fredy Guarin after he complained of a problem against Atalanta."
Inter are also short on numbers in defence, with Walter Samuel, Andrea Ranocchia and Christian Chivu all nursing injuries.
Colombia international Guarin is certain to miss Cagliari's trip to the San Siro this weekend, but the 26-year-old could be back in action against Palermo on December 2.
Information from the Press Association was used in this report