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The Slovenia international is facing a spell on the sidelines, and is set to miss his side's next match, after needing surgery on a knee injury he sustained in training

Inter coach Andrea Stramaccioni has received some worrying news on the injury front ahead of next week's Europa League play-off away against Vaslui, having learnt he will probably be without the services of goalkeeper Samir Handanovic.

The Slovenia international picked up a knee injury in training, and the Nerazzurri have now announced that Handanovic has undergone surgery on the meniscus problem.

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"Samir Handanovic had an operation this [Friday] morning following an injury to the meniscus in his right knee in training. The treatment - carried out via arthroscopy - was a complete success,"  a statement on the club's official website reads.

"The operation - at the IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo in Pavia - was the work of Professor Franco Benazzo, with Inter's chief of medical staff, Franco Combi in attendance."

The 28-year-old Handanovic joined Inter from fellow Serie A side Udinese earlier this summer, and made his official debut in the Europa League game against Hajduk Split on August 2.

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