Internazionale midfielder Dejan Stankovic faces a race against time to be fit for their UEFA Champions League clash with Liverpool.
Stankovic is struggling with a thigh injury he picked up against Empoli last weekend.
The Serbian international was forced to limp off and scans have shown that he faces up to two weeks on the sidelines.
Stankovic will miss the Serie A games with Catania and Livorno as a result of the injury.
Inter face Liverpool in a fortnight and they will be hoping Stankovic will be back in time to face the English outfit.
Meanwhile, Patrick Vieira has been handed a two-match ban after his sending off against Empoli for swearing at the referee.