Just One Milan Injured Player on Track to Return vs Napoli

Milan hope to have more players available for Sunday’s clash with Napoli. However, Olivier Giroud is currently the only one with good chances to be ready in time. The Frenchman is expected to go into full training later today. He will have a few practices to work on his conditioning. He has not played in three weeks.

On the other hand, there is pessimism surrounding the status of Rafael Leao and David Calabria. The Portuguese forward missed the last two matches with a minor thigh strain. Instead, the right-back has been on the mend since mid-November with a calf one. They will continue to practice on the side to open the week. Milan are still holding out some hope. However, it is more probable that they will miss the next two matches and return after the winter break, Corriere della Sera reports.

The Rossoneri will certainly be without Ante Rebic and Pietro Pellegri Sunday. They are nursing thigh problems and are not close to recuperating. Samu Castillejo worked his way back from a lengthy absence in the recent game versus Udinese, replenishing their depth a little.

Injuries have been a major issue throughout the season, La Gazzetta dello Sport points out. Only eight Milan players have avoided any kind of ailment so far, and just three, Pierre Kalulu, Sandro Tonali and Alexis Saelemaekers, among the regulars. Moreover, COVID has caused the form of Brahim Diaz and Theo Hernandez to dip significantly. They have struggled to re-gain it even though they featured in the last few tilts.