A full breakdown of the 31 injuries and selection problems Milan have battled this season

By Oliver Fisher -

It seems as though no club in Serie A has struggled with selection problems quite like Milan, which makes their season so far all the more remarkable.

The latest wave of issues came during last night’s win over Roma, during which Hakan Calhanoglu, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ante Rebic all came off with muscle problems, though the latter is expected to be ok for the Udinese game.

MilanLive have compiled a list with all the players injured since September, divided by month and their return to the field.

September 2020

➤ Romagnoli: calf muscle injury since August. Returned Inter-Milan on 17 October
➤ Ibrahimovic: positive for Covid. Returned Inter-Milan on 17 October
➤ Rebic: elbow injury in Crotone-Milan. Returned Udinese-Milan on 1 November

October 2020

➤ Gabbia: positive at Covid with the Italy U21 team. Returned Milan-Verona on 7 November
➤ Donnarumma: positive for Covid before Milan-Rome. Returned Udinese-Milan on November 1st
➤ Hauge: positive for Covid before Milan-Roma. Returned Udinese-Milan on November 1st
➤ Castillejo: muscle fatigue in Milan v Roma. Returned Napoli-Milan on 22 November

November 2020

➤ Ibrahimovic: muscle injury in Napoli-Milan. Returned Milan-Turin on 9 January
➤ Bennacer: muscle fatigue after Napoli-Milan. Returned Milan-Parma on 13 December
➤ Leao: muscle injury with the Portuguese U21 national team. Returned Milan-Parma on 13 December
➤ Castillejo: knee inflammation after Napoli-Milan. Returned Sampdoria-Milan on 6 December

December 2020

 Ibrahimovic: discomfort in the calf. Returned Milan-Turin on 9 January
➤ Kjaer: muscle injury in Milan-Celtic. Returned Benevento-Milan on January 3rd
➤ Bennacer: muscle injury in Milan-Parma. Returned Bologna-Milan on 30 January
➤ Gabbia: knee injury in Milan-Parma. Returned Milan-Crotone on 7 February
➤ Rebic: foot injury. Skipped Sassuolo-Milan, returned Milan-Lazio on 23 December
➤ Saelemaekers: muscle injury in Lazio-Milan. Returned Cagliari-Milan on 18 January

January 2021

➤ Rebic: positive for Covid before Milan-Juve. Returned Milan-Atalanta on 23 January
➤ Krunic: positive for Covid before Milan-Juve. Returned Milan-Atalanta on 23 January
➤ Theo Hernandez: false positive for Covid. Skipped Cagliari-Milan, returned vs. Atalanta.
➤ Calhanoglu: positive for Covid. Returnsed Milan-Crotone on 7 February
➤ Bennacer: bronchitis after Bologna-Milan. Returned Spezia-Milan on 13 February
➤ Mandzukic: contusion in Milan-Atalanta. Skipped the Coppa Derby. Returned for Bologna-Milan
➤ Kjaer: muscle injury in the Coppa Derby. Returned for Spezia-Milan on 13 February
➤ Brahim Diaz: muscle problem in Milan-Atalanta. Returned for Milan-Inter in the league

February 2021

➤ Rebic: injury before Spezia-Milan. Returned for Milan-Inter
➤ Tonali: fever after Bologna-Milan. Skipped Crotone, returned against Spezia
➤ Mandzukic: muscular problem in Red Star-Milan. Return to be defined
➤ Bennacer: muscular problem in Red Star-Milan. Return to be defined
➤ Calhanoglu: muscle edema in Roma-Milan. Return to be defined
➤ Ibrahimovic: muscle injury in Roma-Milan. Return to be defined
➤ Rebic: muscle injury in Roma-Milan. Return expected vs. Udinese


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3 Comments

  1. Greg Lind says:

    Nice article Oli, big fan of all of the content you guys put out – both articles and SempreMilanTV. Does the high number of injuries this season scare you with regard to the medical team?

    1. Oliver Fisher says:

      Thanks for the comment Greg! You always ask excellent questions for the pod I must say. Also, I wouldn’t lose too much sleep. Lots of teams are struggling with them. For us, it’s a combination of our demanding style of play and the hectic nature of the fixture list in my opinion. Recipe for disaster

  2. Himhim says:

    It’s a great achievement for key player such as kessie, theo, calabria whose never got absence caused by injury so far. I hope they always fit

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