GdS: Maignan not close to returning – another 40-50 days of absence expected

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are likely to be without Mike Maignan for the best part of two months as he continues to have trouble with his calf, a report claims.

The impact that Maignan has on Milan as a collective defensive unit was obvious during last season’s Scudetto win, but the Rossoneri have been without their number one goalkeeper for most of the current campaign as he is struggling to shift a calf problem.

La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) mention the defensive struggles that Milan are continuing to have and the lack of clean sheets compared to the final part of the 2021-22 campaign, something that the recovery of the Frenchman could help.

However, according to the paper, there will be no rushing Maignan’s recovery and at present it seems as though he will be missing for at least another 40-50 days, throwing the Champions League first leg against Spurs into doubt.

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    1. Yet, Maldini just stated; “We will not make big investments and in the winter market we will do almost nothing.”

      Well, let’s just hope that lost again Torino will serve as a good slap in the face.

      1. Well you dont announce that you’re gonna buy players if you plan on buying now would you? I think that may be the case here. And Milan fetches a higher price than other clubs.

  1. Every week, his return is pushed back by another 2 weeks.
    Now, he isn’t coming back before March.
    Shut him down for the season, and hopefully, he returns healthy next season.
    Let’s see what Devis Vasquez can offer in the meantime

  2. OK. Let’s welcome him back next season. And hope Kjaer getting fit solves the defensive issues as Tata can’t get us the points we need.

    1. Although I agree he’s not up to snuff, Tata didn’t cost us the last two games. It’s not a lack of talent either but no ideas in the offensive third and a lack of cohesiveness/concentration in back. Not sure if you listen to the podcast but Anthony pointed out how Tomori and Tata are regularly fighting on the pitch and it’s clear it’s not the standard yelling positional instructions but seems to be some genuine contempt. I know how injuries have really not allowed Milan to build continuity at the back but Tomori is the leader of the defense now and he has to find a way to get on the same page as Tata. There isn’t another choice barring a surprise from the new keeper.

      1. True, he hasn’t cost us any points but he hasn’t gained us any points either – excluding the penalty save against Inter last season. That’s his only game saver ever. Unlike Mike who produced them regularly.

  3. Milan has the most incompetent training and medical staff in professional sports. Absolutely ridiculous to be out this long with a calf injury. People have returned from broken legs quicker than this.

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