CorSera: Negative news filters after Leao’s latest check-up – his year is likely to be over

By Oliver Fisher -

There is no positive news regarding the recovery of Rafael Leao as the winger is expected to miss the rest of the calendar year due to injury.

As il Corriere della Sera (via MilanLive) writes, yesterday’s session at Milanello – which was only for injured players and not for the rest of the squad – served as a chance to find out how Leao’s condition is progressing. The forward was even trying to recover for the game against Napoli on Sunday having sustained a thigh problem, but unfortunately things have not improved a great deal.

The Portuguese winger is still struggling with a small hamstring injury in his right thigh which was confirmed by the check-ups that Leao underwent yesterday. His 2021 is in fact now over as he will in all probability miss the last two matches against Napoli and Empoli and will return, just like his teammates Rebic and Calabria, after the Christmas break.

Stefano Pioli will likely have to make do with only the recovery of Olivier Giroud for the game against the Neapolitans as his forward department continues to battle problems.

READ MORE: Milan’s injury crisis now farcical – 21 of 29 players have had problems this season

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  1. Overworking Leao finally took its toll. This is what happens without proper medical/training infrastructure. So unfortunate. Hoping for a speedy and efficient recovery!

  2. This is what happens when u don’t have decent backup players. Rebic and Leao out till after Xmas.

    Krunic takes over spot till then or maybe Theo Hernandez can be made to play LW while kalulu plays LB

  3. Milan what is the problem with this team why is anytime we need match all our players will fall as a result of loosin trophy to inter Milan or juventus,Milan we need good players nt player that will play today die tomorrow no the board should do something about dis team please we the fans are nt happy alot.maldini should do something about this players bring hauge back for us will need the guy.

  4. Pioli should stop using different players on pict please base on your first eleven team not use this one today tomorrow u will use another one no please.

  5. Ridiculous. Our medical/ fitness infrastructure is so bad and we need to invest in this area before we invest in the squad. There is no point in having a big squad that gets injured all the time.
    Elliott need to invest in the fitness area of the club

  6. Even if players get injured there recovery takes so much time. We have poor medical equipments + staff and idk why milan players get injured so ezily. Theo and rebic always find good form and then covid meets them. This is super annoying now. Other players get injured on national duties or during training. Yo why. Are players made of plastic. Exception of Calabria and kjaer i dun understand of others. ok leao got fatigue but pioli rested him and he got injured while resting. yoooooooooo. Rebic didnt even do anyting and got injured. Giroud is an injury prone. We need our attack and buy a good midfielder(pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee)

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