Milan Lose Theo Hernandez Due to COVID and Bring In New Goalkeeper

It has been a rough couple of days for Milan. After the injury to Mike Maignan, the Rossoneri will have to play at least a couple of games without Theo Hernandez. The club announced today that the defender contracted Coronavirus during his time with France. He took the test before rejoining his teammates in practice and is now isolating at home. He is the second known case within Les Blues after Adrien Rabiot.

Milan signed Fode Ballo-Touré in the summer to have another option at left-back. Also Davide Calabria and Alessio Romagnoli have featured in that position in a pinch in the past.

Maignan will undergo wrist surgery today. The timetable for his return risks being longer than initially anticipated. The goalkeeper will miss ten weeks as the operation revealed ligament damage and a scaphoid issue, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports.

Milan have only Ciprian Tatarusanu on the roster as a backup and elected to sign an alternative. Antonio Mirante will ink his seasonal contract by the end of the day, Sky Sport reports. He has already taken the medicals and will earn just shy of €1M. The deal should include an optional second year.

The 38-year-old spent the last 3 campaigns at Roma, featuring in 35 matches and conceding 45 goals. He was on the verge of joining Spezia in recent days. However, the Aquilotti bided time, and Milan swooped in once the Maignan news dropped. He will compete for the starting job in the upcoming fixtures. Tatarusanu has had uneven performances in his limited appearances with the Rossoneri.