Inter forced to press through slump without injured Icardi

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Once leading the Italian top flight and seemingly back in a title race for the first time in nearly eight seasons, Inter has faded after a two-month stretch of poor form, and now faces the prospect of saving the season without its leading scorer.

Inter was top of the table after a 5-0 win over Chievo Verona on December 3rd, and sat there after a scoreless draw with Juventus the following week. But now, the club has failed to win since, dropping them all the way back to fourth, a whopping 13 points back of Juventus at the top.

They have lost twice and drawn five in that span, scoring just four goals in their last seven matches. The attack has gone silent, and now they will be without their best goalscorer for the forseable future.

Leading scorer Mauro Icardi, who has 18 goals this season in 22 league matches, but he suffered an injury in training, and the club announced on Wednesday night that scans showed a right adductor strain, meaning Icardi will likely miss some significant time.

The Inter captain has not missed a league game this year, and has hardly even missed a minute, seeing the field for 1,944 out of a possible 1,980 minutes this Serie A season. The next highest scorer this season for the club is Ivan Perisic with seven, followed by 22-year-old center-back Milan Skriniar with three.