Milan Receive Mixed News from Their Ever-Busy Infirmary

Milan will have one big piece back in short order, as Zlatan Ibrahimovic is on the verge of returning, while the reports about Mike Maignan are mixed. The veteran striker underwent knee reconstructive surgery in the summer. He should return either on February 10th against Torino or a few days later in the Tottenham clash, Corriere della Sera reports.

The Swedish star had a challenging recovery. The doctors had to drain the joint once per week. However, he was determined to recuperate as quickly as possible and wanted to write his final chapter on his own. The 41-year-old re-upped with the Rossoneri for a low salary last summer. He has stayed close to the team in recent weeks and has been able to ramp up his activity in practice successfully.

Similarly to Ibrahimovic, Maignan is also eyeing the Tottenham clash. However, it’s not sure he will be cleared in time. He has been out since late September due to consecutive calf strains. The muscle has had trouble healing for the second one.

According to Carlo Pellegatti, the goalkeeper might sit out a few more fixtures.

“They told me he might need another month. I read there was a chance for the Spurs game, or for the Monza one afterward. He won’t play against Torino. But I don’t think you can field somebody that has missed five months versus Tottenham. We should brace for a little delay, and eventually we’d rejoice if he was indeed ready for February 14th.”

Milan won’t have Fikayo Tomori for the upcoming Derby. Ismael Bennacer is questionable as he picked up a minor thigh issue in practice, SportMediaset informs.

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