with starting full-backs Davide Calabria and Theo Hernandez, as well as forward Ante Rebic, pushing to recover as quickly as possible ahead of the Rossonerri’s list of significant fixtures within the next month, Milan’s concerning injury-list continues to enlarge, causing an immense amount of concern within the club.
Within today’s press-conference ahead of Italy’s fixture against England tomorrow evening, Mancini has reported that Sandro Tonali will most likely be sent back home from international duty as he struggles to obtain match-fitness.
After arriving to the Italian national team’s camp with a slight injury concern, reports emerged via Sky Italia that the deep-lying midfielder was very much likely to start against the Euro 2020 runners-up.
However, the Italian tactician made it very clear within the presser that the 22 year-old defensive midfielder will not feature within the squad:
Tonali never trained with us, we tried to get him back for Budapest but he is not doing well and I think we will send him back home.”
In addition, French broadcasters RMC Sport reported that Mike Maignan was subbed off after the first half of France’s fixture against Austria due to a calf injury suffered while in-between the posts.
With very little time remaining until the Serie A resumes next weekend, it remains to be seen whether Pioli will have to make some drastic adjustments to his starting eleven.