Milan and Lazio Breathe Sigh of Relief About Two Aces

Christian Pulisic and Luis Alberto have avoided major injuries after picking up thigh problems during their recent Champions League appearances. The Lazio star has better chances of featuring over the weekend than the Milan attacker. Neither will be out long-term.

According to SportMediaset, the American attacker suffered merely a contracture. The tests ruled out a strain. He’ll be assessed in practice to determine his availability for the upcoming Lecce game. He might be spared and skip international duties. Samuel Chukwueze was back on the bench versus PSG and could get the nod on Saturday.

While Milan might play it safe with Pulisic, Alberto will try to gut it out and start in the Derby, Il Messaggero informs. The Spanish midfielder didn’t require exams on his achy flexor muscle. He’ll be managed in training, but there’s optimism he’ll make it.

That might not be the case for Mattia Zaccagni, who’s nursing a knee bruise. The MRI excluded structural damage, but the joint is sore. The Biancocelesti also hope to get back Adam Marusic, who missed the midweek fixture due to a wound on his Achilles, and Nicolò Casale, who has been out for a couple of weeks because of a thigh strain.

Instead, Leonardo Spinazzola will return for Roma, which also hold out some hope about Lorenzo Pellegrini, who has skipped the past five fixtures.

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