Caldara pleased that ‘nightmare is over’ – says knee has responded well

By Isak Möller -

Following a very serious injury, rupturing his cruciate knee ligament, Mattia Caldara is slowly but steadily coming back. After playing two games with the Primavera, the first-team return is now in sight. 

The defender arrived from Juventus in the summer of 2018, but his spell with the Rossoneri has been tainted with injuries. In fact, the 25-year-old is yet to make an appearance for his new side in Serie A, having made just two cup appearances in total.

According to today’s edition of Gazzetta Dello Sport (via, although Caldara doesn’t have the full match fitness required to start, he could make an appearance during Milan’s clash against Sassuolo on Sunday afternoon.

After receiving the Turani Award, as cited by the newspaper, the former Atalanta man spoke about the rough period and what his plans are for the future. Of course, the goal is to be included in Italy’s squad for the Euros.

“I’m fine, the recovery path is at the end. I played two games with the Primavera and the knee responded well. I’m coming from a very difficult one and a half year and I’m glad the nightmare is over.

“I’m happy that Atalanta are in the Champions League knockout stage, but I’m fine at Milan. The national team? I have a disadvantage, but there is a glimmer of hope for the Euros,” he concluded.

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