Milan Skriniar lumbar spine operation confirmed by Inter

Milan Skriniar, Inter, PSG
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Inter Milan officially announced on Thursday morning that future PSG defender Milan Skriniar indeed underwent an endoscopic surgery on his lumbar spine on Wednesday. The operation took place at the Clinique du Sport in Merignac, France.

On its edition of Thursday, the French newspaper Le Parisien revealed that Skriniar was invited by PSG's medical staff to visit the European Sports Rehabilitation Center (CERS) in Capbreton (Landes) to take some health exams and check his injured back.

The outlet reported that while Inter didn't impose any prohibition on that, they weren't entirely happy with PSG already approaching the player in such a way while still under contract at Inter, even though he has a pre-agreement with PSG to sign with the French club next summer once he becomes a free agent.

"The leaders of Inter did not want to stop him but they were not delighted, because they understood that their player is already convinced to sign with Paris," wrote Le Parisien implying that this was an unnecessary move by PSG considering the situation.

The 28-year-old has not been very active through the second half of the season with never-ending back problems after suffering an injury earlier this season.

It is unclear, though, if those problems were the real cause for Skriniar missing so much time and games or if Inter was just limiting his performances knowing he will inevitably leave the club next summer to sign with PSG.

Skriniar uploaded a story to his personal Instagram account confirming everything went according to plan with the operation, relieving the Paris Saint-Germain fans worried about his nagging back aches. "In agreement with Inter, I underwent surgery in order to be able to return to the pitch as soon as possible. It will be followed by rehabilitation," Skriniar wrote. "Best regards to all.”

Skriniar and PSG have already reached an agreement for the Slovak international to join the French side next summer when his deal with Inter will run out.

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PSG attempted a last-minute transfer for him last January but the Serie A organization deemed Paris' offer too low, opting instead for losing Skriniar for free in July 2023.