Inter's Japan international Yuto Nagatomo to fly home for further tests on dislocated shoulder

The Inter defender underwent extensive tests in Italy following the shoulder injury he sustained in Saturday's friendly in Dublin, but now he'll see a specialist in his homeland

Inter defender Yuto Nagatomo will return to Japan for further medical opinion on the shoulder he dislocated in Saturday's pre-season friendly against Celtic in Dublin.

The 24-year-old Japan international was forced off the field early in the game after sustaining the injury which Inter have confirmed is a dislocation.

Inter have now confirmed on the club's website that Nagatomo, who had gone to hospital in Dublin before flying back to Italy for further tests, will make the long journey to his homeland to see a specialist at Hiroshima Prefectural Hospital.

It is understood Nagatomo will fly from Milan to Paris then onto Hiroshima via Tokyo, where he is expected on Wednesday.

Sky Sport Italia have reported that if Nagatomo requires an operation on the injury he could miss two months of football.

Japan boss Alberto Zaccheroni told reporters he had no updates on Nagatomo's condition on Monday but was praying it wasn't serious with the Samurai Blue's 2014 World Cup qualifiers to begin in early September.

Inter boss Gian Piero Gasperini have already ruled Nagatomo out of this weekend's Supercoppa Italiana clash with Milan in Beijing.