Samuel's injury blow

Samuel could be out for the season

Samuel: Injury blow

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It is feared Internazionale defender Walter Samuel could be out for the rest of the season after suffering ligament damage in the 2-1 derby victory over AC Milan.

The Argentinean had to be substituted in the 37th minute of Sunday's game and initial scans have confirmed ligament damage, which will probably require surgery

He will now fly to Argentina for the Christmas break before undergoing new scans on his return to Italy, but it is feared his season could be practically over.

His absence will be a big blow to the reigning champions, who are seven points clear of Roma at the top of Serie A.