It is still unlikely that Hakan Calhanoglu will be fit for Monday’s game against Roma but he may be back sooner than expected, a report claims.
Calhanoglu missed Thursday’s trip to Scotland for the Europa League group stage opener against Celtic as he sprained his ankle in training earlier in the week.
According to Calciomercato.com, the Turkey international’s condition is improving by the day and Stefano Pioli looks set to be able to get his playmaker back earlier than expected.
When news of his sprained left ankle came, it was assumed that he would be out of action for at least 10 days, however it is now possible that he could return earlier than that. There is even a small hope that he could be called up for Milan-Roma on Monday night, and tomorrow at Milanello there will be tests to see if he is fit enough to play.
It goes without saying that the Rossoneri medical staff have no intention of forcing his recovery, as Calhanoglu would risk being out for longer if he were to rush back and do further damage.