GdS: Donnarumma may also miss Udinese clash – who could start in his place

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan may be forced to dip into their back-up options for Sunday’s game against Udinese after learning of an injury sustained by Gianluigi Donnarumma.

A number of outlets are now reporting that Donnarumma sustained a thigh muscle problem against Cagliari and – although he likely would have been rested on Wednesday night anyway – he probably will not be risked at the weekend, depending on his recovery.

With Pepe Reina having confirmed his exit from the club, the Rossoneri have moved swiftly to secure a new back-up to Gianluigi Donnarumma in the form of Bournemouth’s Asmir Begovic, who officially joined on Monday evening.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport – as cited by MilanNews.it Begovic will join his teammates in the last training before the Coppa Italia match against SPAL, but he will not be ready to make his debut at San Siro on Wednesday.

Instead, Gianluigi’s brother Antonio will take his place two years after his cup heroics against Inter, but the paper claims that Begovic could start against Udinese if needed.

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