CorSport: Big changes afoot as Milan players, Milanello staff gear up for return to training

By Oliver Fisher -

A number of changes are being prepared in order to welcome the AC Milan squad back to training in a lockdown-ready environment, a report claims.

As il Corriere dello Sport notes (via MilanLive), an important meeting is expected tomorrow which will issue a fundamental verdict regarding how teams will be able to resume training.

The FIGC medical commission, which includes doctors and scientists engaged in the fight against coronavirus, will confront the issue and provide a decisive verdict on what to do. All will then be evaluated and analysed by the federal members who will meet again this Thursday, and an opinion from the Lega Calcio is also expected.

Milan are also waiting to know if those who have been abroad so far will have to undergo the 14-day quarantine or not, with the following players not currently in Italy: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Lucas Paquetá, Hakan Calhanoglu, Frank Kessie, Ante Rebic, Simon Kjaer and Rafael Leão.

There will be more short-term changes as individual workouts will become virtually collective. Stefano Pioli will lead a number of Skype fitness sessions with the aim of leading the Milan players to an increasingly gradual and concrete recovery.

Milanello is also being geared up by doctor Stefano Mazzoni, who has been working continuously in preparation for the return. He is personally taking care of the extraordinary management of the training complex, which is essential for identifying the methods and exact application of the protocol to be implemented on 100 people.

The sanitisation of the buildings have already been carried out and some rooms have been radically modernised. Except those of brothers Antonio and Gianluigi Donnarumma, all the rooms have now become single. There could also be an extended retreat upon return.

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