Chris Smalling cannot seem to catch a break.
Despite a strong preseason where he featured most of the time as a starter along with Gianluca Mancini, the English defender will likely miss out on the next couple of games.
The 31-year-old went down with a muscle injury to his left thigh in today’s morning session.
He will have to forfeit the Conference League clash against Trabzonspor on Thursday.
His presence is also doubtful for the Serie A opening game against Fiorentina on Sunday.
His condition will be monitored day by day as Mourinho will have to find a solution with the help of the other center-backs at his disposal.