Milan Top Midfielder Diagnosed with Major Knee Injury

Ismael Bennacer subbed off early in the first half of the first leg of the EuroDerby due to a blow to the right knee. The injury is severe enough to sideline for the rest of the season and potentially longer. Milan announced that he sustained a post-traumatic lesion of the cartilage of the lateral condyle of the femur. He will get keyhole surgery soon.

According to Sky, the timetable varies from case to case. More will be known after he has gone under the knife. The early and optimistic hypothesis is that he will be out for eight weeks, which would force him to skip part of the summer preparation. Giacomo Bonaventura missed seven months with a similar problem in the past.

Bennacer closes his fourth Milan season with 40 appearances and 3 goals. His most crucial one contributed to eliminating Napoli in the Round of Eight of the Champions League. His prolonged absence will force Stefano Pioli to alter his selection.

The Algerian international has been playing as a no.10 as of late, while Rade Krunic teamed up with Sandro Tonali in front of the defense. The tweak bore fruit since it bolstered the overall balance of the team. He was replaced by Junior Messias Wednesday, and Brahim Diaz returned to his old stomping grounds in the middle after a few games on the right wing.

Our Take on Milan and Bennacer

It’s a tough one because cartilage fractures are rare and tricky to come back from. Kwadwo Asamoah also needed a lot of time to get his career back on track. The Rossoneri already had to address the midfielder with a top-end purchase, and they must sign two pieces after this.

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