Two Milan Defenders Diagnosed with Severe Injuries

The injuries suffered by Pierre Kalulu and Marco Pellegrino in the recent clash between Milan and Napoli are more serious than anticipated. Both defenders will be sidelined long-term. The Frenchman ruptured the rectus femoris tendon in his left thigh. He’ll have a surgical consult to decide whether to go under the knife. Instead, the Argentinian youngster suffered a compound fracture of the left heel bone, Sky Italy relayed.

The two center-backs won’t be available for several matches. The 23-year-old will be on the mend for a couple of months at least, more if he needs an operation. The newcomer, who debuted on Sunday, will also undergo a specialistic visit before deciding which rehab route to take.

While Milan lost Kalulu and Pellegrino, they can breathe a sigh of relief concerning Christian Pulisic, who bowed out at halftime due to muscular discomfort. The tests ruled out a lesion, and he’s day-to-day.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Simon Kjaer also have a shot to recuperate for Saturday’s game versus Udinese. The trio will be monitored throughout the week to see whether they progress enough to be options.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, Milan won’t turn to the free agent market after Kalulu and Pellegrino went down, leaving them two men short in the back. Instead, they’ll promote Primavera defender Jan-Carlo Simic. He’ll be the fourth option behind Fikayo Tomori, Malick Thiaw, and Simon Kjaer.

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