The Italian coach announced the injury of his Argentine defender.
has claimed that Cristian Romero's injury is serious and it is unclear how long he will be out of action.
Romero suffered an injury during Argentina's match against Brazil last week and was forced to leave the field at the beginning of the second half. The 23-year-old star was absent from his side's 2-1 win overLeeds United
, and now Conte has claimed he could miss out for a long time.
"We are waiting for another scan and honestly, I think his injury is a bit serious.
"We have to wait. I don't know the time he needs to recover - we have to wait for the next scan and then the doctor can give more details about his recovery."
Some media outlets have claimed that Conte is considering signing a player in January to strengthen his defense, but the Italian boss has denied it. He added:
"In this moment I am not thinking about January because there is still a long way to go,"
"We have many games to play.
"Also I want to make my evaluations about this squad. Now I am very focused on the present because the present is very important.
"I need to make many evaluations about the whole squad and then we will see what happens."
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