GdS: Loftus-Cheek close to long-awaited return – he has Udinese in sight

By Oliver Fisher -

Ruben Loftus-Cheek has been out for a month with what initially seemed like just some discomfort he would shrug off quickly, but he is now closing in on a return.

La Gazzetta dello Sport (seen below) recall that Loftus-Cheek played his last match for Milan on 30 September when he came off in the 27th minute of the 2-0 win against Lazio due to pubic-abdominal inflammation.

Now, Stefano Pioli is preparing to welcome him back again, and Milan have missed him almost as much as they have missed winning. Since his arrival from Chelsea, RLC has become a pillar of the midfield having played in every game before being injured.

Then, Pioli had to do without him in the most testing phase of the first quarter of the season. Without the No.8, Milan lost physicality, quality and even goals (Loftus-Cheek is the only midfielder to have hit the target so far).

The good news is that, finally, Loftus-Cheek no longer has pain. Due to the type of injury that kept him out – abdominal pubic inflammation – it means that the player is back and the feeling is that he will get some minutes back into his legs on Saturday against Udinese.

He will perhaps playing a portion of the second half, and then start in the Champions League match against PSG on Tuesday 7 November, again at San Siro.

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