Milan’s injury problems continue as yet more players picked up knocks in their victory over Empoli at the weekend. The Rossoneri secured a dramatic late win with goals coming in injury time to secure a 3-1 win, but the squad is decimated ahead of key matches in both the Champions League and Serie A.
La Gazzetta dello Sport report that Davide Calabria, Simon Kjaer and Alexis Saelemakers who all came off during the game, will undergo instrumental tests today to understand the extent of their injuries.
Saelemakers has a partial tear of the medial collateral ligament but will not need an operation, however he is expected to miss at least two months of the season, implying he won’t return to action until 2023. Calabria is also not expected return before the start of the new year either.
Kjaer’s condition is a little more positive as his flexor injury is not thought to be serious, and while he’s unlikely to be available against Chelsea on Wednesday, he should be back in the squad for the home match against Juventus at the weekend.
Theo Hernandez is targeting the game against Juve for his potential return from an adductor strain, while Divock Origi could be in the squad for the game in London.