Maignan to Undergo Wrist Surgery and More Milan Injury Updates

Milan announced that Mike Maignan needs wrist surgery and will go under the knife Wednesday. The goalkeeper originally picked up the problem in the Liverpool game. He was about to come out on that occasion, but he played through it. He was in doubt for the ensuing Serie A fixture but did not miss any time after all.

The goalkeeper did not play with France during the international break. However, the joint flared up, and he and the medical staff elected to clean it up. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Milan hope to have him back before the next international break, but there are no guarantees. He will have to skip at least the upcoming tilts against Verona, Porto, and Bologna.

Ciprian Tatarusanu is the only backup as Alessandro Plizzari is recovering from a major knee injury. The Rossoneri have reached out to Antonio Mirante as a possible fallback plan, Sky Sport reports. The veteran has not finalized the rumored move to Spezia.

Despite the two-week pause, Milan might not recover many injured players. Olivier Giroud has recuperated fully, while the thigh problem suffered by Davide Calabria with Italy is not severe. On the other hand, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has yet to go into full training. The striker is now nursing a calf issue. Also Tiemoué Bakayoko and Rade Krunic, who have been out for weeks with injuries to the same area, do not appear on track to return right away, Gianluca Di Marzio informs. Junior Messias will sit out a month with a thigh strain.