There were some serious worries when Mike Maignan dropped to the ground with 10 minutes left of the game against Newcastle United and asked to come off.
This morning’s edition of Corriere della Sera (via PianetaMilan) reports that the Milan fans can breathe a sigh of relief after many feared a lengthy injury lay-off for Maignan because the MRI scans showed that the goalkeeper has nothing serious.
His flexor muscle only has some slight soreness, so 7-10 days off are planned and then he will be back in goal. It is certainly better than what was feared, which was yet another muscle injury after two long absences in the last two seasons.
However, the feeling is that the Frenchman will return to the starting line-up as early as Wednesday 27 against Cagliari or more probably at San Siro against Lazio on the 30th.
It is good news for Milan because while Maignan is yet to make an extraordinary save this season, he remains not only a leader of Milan but an important tactical figure given his distribution and sweeping.