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Achilles blow for Mudingayi

Inter Milan midfielder Gaby Mudingayi has ruptured his Achilles tendon during his first start following a lengthy injury lay-off.

The 31-year-old, who had been sidelined since November with knee ligament damage, was forced out of Inter's 2-2 draw with Torino after just 55 minutes.

A statement published on inter.it read: "The result of a medical investigation undertaken on Gaby Mudingayi today has revealed a rupture of the Achilles tendon."

Mudingayi was making only his ninth league appearance for the Nerazzurri since completing a season-long loan move from Bologna in July.