GdS: Thiaw facing 8+ weeks out with tendon also damaged

By Oliver Fisher -

Malick Thiaw’s injury is as bad as initially feared and the centre-back will definitely miss the rest of the calendar year but possibly beyond that too, a report claims.

It was in the 51st minute of last night’s defeat against Dortmund that Thiaw pulled up near the byline after feeling a sharp pain in the back of his leg, and immediately a substitution was requested.

The German defender was spotted exiting San Siro on crutches which made it obvious that the problem he had sustained was not a simple one, and it was confirmed earlier today he has sustained a severe lesion in his right thigh.

La Gazzetta dello Sport confirm that Thiaw will be re-evaluated in 7-10 days, but this is not a case of him returning in two or three weeks. Not only the muscle fibre was involved, but also the tendon.

The club have not communicated the degree of the injury (it ranges from the first degree, which is the mildest, to the third), but it seems like a tear and that would mean at least two months out.

Thiaw would therefore join Pierre Kalulu, Marco Pellegrino and Mattia Caldara as long-term absentees in the centre-back role, while there is a question mark regarding Simon Kjaer too.

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    1. He knows Milan’s medical team and Pioli’s lack of rotation is a big fat joke. Some might think it’s funny that the Milan management & especially the coach never learns from their mistakes.

  1. Remember a week or two back Pioli refused to fire any medical staff or make any changes in lieu of all the injuries?

    I do.

    it’s not just the absence either. Severe and repeated Injuries can make it near impossible to return to the same level pre-injury. The extra advantage, step or turn is lost and the player loses their edge.

  2. Someone needs to start asking questions.. At this point they are better of taking the players to the spa each day than getting them to train.

    Then they need to hire some nutritionist

  3. So… Who’s next? Giroud, Theo or Reijnders? They all are overloaded week after week. It’s only a matter of time before one (or two) of them gets a similar muscle injury.

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