Richards to have tests on thigh injury

The on-loan Manchester City defender will miss the clash with Inter this weekend after picking up the problem against Dinamo Minsk
Fiorentina defender Micah Richards is to undergo tests to determine the extent of a thigh injury sustained against Dinamo Minsk.

The 26-year-old, who is on a season-long loan from Manchester City, was replaced shortly before half-time in Wednesday's Europa League clash in Borisov, which Fiorentina won 3-0.

Fiorentina have yet to disclose how much action the England international will miss, although reports suggest he will be absent for at least three weeks.

"During [the] Europa League match, Micah Richards reported discomfort in the flexor tendons of his right thigh," read a statement on the club's official website.

"The injury forced him out of the clash before half-time. He will undergo tests tomorrow."

Richards has made four appearances for Vincenzo Montella's side since joining at the start of September.

Fiorentina occupy 10th spot in Serie A having taken six points from their opening five matches.