Milan Vastly Lead Serie A in Days Missed Due to Injury

Milan have been by far the Serie A side most hit by injuries this season. They recently lost Fikayo Tomori, who has joined fellow center-backs Malick Thiaw, Pierre Kalulu, and Mattia Caldara on the shelf. The first three all suffered serious thigh problems. Since July 1st, their players have missed 800 days and counting, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs (via Tuttomercatoweb).

The Rossoneri are unmatched in such a standing. Ismael Bennacer paces them, having being sidelined for five months due to a knee cartilage lesion. Caldara and Marco Sportiello are on the podium.

The Milan hierarchy is looking for answers and have pointed the finger at Stefano Pioli’s staff, in particular athletic trainer Matteo Osti. Besides the subpar results, this issue represents an ulterior element of tension between the coach and the front office, which might lead to his ousting.

The Rossoneri are hunting for other possibile remedies. They might redo the pitches of their training center in the summer. They could also avoid touring abroad in the pre-season. Moreover, they’ll change some physiotherapists, and the search has already started in that respect.

Milan have received a pair of good news on this front ahead of the next round. Simon Kjaer subbed off at halftime versus Salernitana simply because he was shaken up after getting hit in the face by the ball and not due to an injury. Marco Pellegrino has recovered from his heel fracture and should be an option. Instead, Yunus Musah remains questionable, even though his issue was supposed to be minor.

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