There was some anxiety about Mike Maignan’s condition after he went off during last night’s draw against Newcastle United, and an MRI scan took place this morning.
Gianluca Di Marzio reports on his website PazzaDiFanta that Maignan underwent an MRI to ascertain the extent of the injury to his thigh, and it ruled out anything too problematic meaning he will be monitored day by day.
The French goalkeeper will not be present for Milan’s next two matches, as per the report. The former Lille player will certainly miss the match against Verona and also risks not being present for the midweek match against Cagliari (27 September).
He could therefore be back between the posts for the game against Lazio on 30 September, with no risks taken. Marco Sportiello should take his spot, and Stefano Pioli has great confidence in the Italian.
Unfortunately, the Milan goalkeeper is no stranger to muscle problems. Since his arrival he has missed 42 matches in two years for a total of 199 days.