Florenzi to Have Surgery on Sore Knee and Further Milan Injury Updates

Alessandro Florenzi will have surgery on his left knee tomorrow. The fullback missed the last Serie A game due to soreness but played midweek in Milan-Atletico Madrid. The joint was hurting again after the match, and he visited with a specialist in Rome. The doctor suggested the operation to fix a meniscus problem.

The former Roma player will likely miss a month after going under the knife, Tuttomercatoweb reports. After joining on loan in the summer, the Italian international has logged 178 minutes thus far, featuring either as a right-back or as a winger.

Milan are dealing with a few other injuries as well. Zlatan Ibrahimovic will remain unavailable for Sunday’s clash with Atalanta. The striker continues to deal with Achilles’ tendon soreness. The medical staff is taking it slow to avoid further absences in the future. They are in touch with the Swedish national team, which called him up for their upcoming games, Tuttosport reports. He may stay in Italy to recover.

Rade Krunic and Tiemoué Bakayoko are progressing their rehab protocols. They have technically healed from their injuries, and now they are working on getting the conditioning back, Tuttomercatoweb informs. They will return in a couple of weeks. Brahim Diaz is dealing with tendinitis in his knee, but it is just a chronic issue that flares up from time to time. He practiced fully in the last couple of days. Simon Kjaer and also Junior Messias are also set to be available for Atalanta-Milan after spending time on the shelf.