Inter defender Santon set for surgery

Published Nov. 18, 2009 8:43 p.m. ET

Inter Milan defender Davide Santon will undergo knee surgery after being injured in Italy's under-21 match with Luxembourg.

Inter said Wednesday that tests revealed a tear in Santon's right meniscus.

Santon has struggled to get playing time with Inter lately and he was demoted from Italy's national team to the under-21 side.

Santon will likely be out at least a month.