CorSera: Season likely over Kjaer as six-month absence beckons after surgery

By Oliver Fisher -

Simon Kjaer’s season is highly likely to be over as the defender needs surgery on his knee ligaments, according to a report.

As il Corriere della Sera reports, a week which began with the trip to Paris to attend the Ballon d’Or ceremony – of which he was one of the finalists – has been interrupted by an injury he sustained in the first half of the win over Genoa last night. The Dane will have to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee tomorrow to repair ligament damage.

The involvement of the cruciate ligament and the damage to the collateral ligament means that the 32-year-old is looking at six months out, which means Milan will now have to intervene on the market in January to find a replacement, as per the report.

The investigations were carried out at the Columbus clinic as Kjaer was accompanied by club doctor Stefano Mazzoni. He was seen leaving the clinic with his knee knee protected by a brace, supported by crutches and with his foot in suspension, which did not bode well.


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10 Comments

  1. shiva says:

    Of course, as soon as we make one step forward, we get kicked in the plums and we take 3 steps back.

    How does that song go… “If it wasn’t for bad luck, you know I wouldn’t have no luck at all”

  2. Vero Rossonero says:

    Very bad news for this club. Until recently defense was one of our strengths. In the last couple of weeks we shipped 7 goals across back to back games and now this. Given all the other ongoing injuries and lack of depth I think it would be well to begin to temper expectations for this season. Top 4 is still the ultimate goal, not the title.

    1. Roses says:

      We have to believe that we can make top spot. First scudetto in this decade. If only the defenders and forwards can hold their consistency and even do it better and better, top spot can be reached. For now, they need mature strong defender but cheap, hmm wonder who will be the next recruitment.

  3. crorossonero says:

    Time for Kalulu to step in, Florenzi can cover RB. Kalulu looks better than most of the signings I’ve read they are interested in, but we still need one more player for cover.

    1. Ibn O. says:

      Kalulu for CB permanently please. He can rotate with Romagnoli. I agree, he’s better than any cheap option out there. I dare say he’s better than Gabbia at CB (showed a lot of promise last season). Florenzi and Calabria can joust at RB. And any decent CB signing for January will be fine.

  4. tries says:

    why is it like this? i thought there is certain set of players called injury-prone, we have a team we don’t know who is the next one out. replacing Kjaer- least the level he kept consistently will be hard to replace, even with money, Romagnoli is having something weird in his head

    1. Ibn O. says:

      Our physios and medical team are just collecting salaries for nothing. As injuries keep happening week in, week out even to players we don’t expect we’d be injured, it clearly shows someone’s not doing their job right. I’ll be happy to be convinced otherwise.

  5. Machink says:

    Dear Maldini & Massara,

    Can you guys tell Eliot to fire everyone in the physical department?

    Thank You

  6. Shal says:

    Do we have medical team or not? It is like we are participating in some civil war or conflict. So many injuries. Already four surgeries been taken.

  7. RocketRacoon says:

    I know we have a lot more injury problems than we should, but it’s also true that these calendars, all the games, the competitions, they’re detroying the players, look at Chiesa, Pellegrini, Osimhen, Zambo Anguissa, recently we lost Tomori too, Rebic, Calabria; Genoa played against us the other day with like half of team injured…some of the best players in the league have been suffering from injuries lately, it’s no coincidence, it’s too much.

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