Inter dealt Palacio injury blow

Inter Milan striker Rodrigo Palacio may be sidelined for up to a month after suffering a thigh injury in training Thursday.

"Rodrigo Palacio has undergone medical examinations which have revealed a muscular problem to the back of his left thigh," read a statement on Inter's official website.

The 31-year-old, who scored twice in Inter's 2-0 Serie A victory at Sampdoria on Wednesday, is likely to miss the crucial run-in of the season as the club continues its quest for securing Champions League football next season.