The frightening and farcical nature of AC Milan’s injury problems since the start of last season have been laid out in an in-depth study.
Radio Rossonera have taken a look at Milan’s problems and they start by counting the amount of matches missed by the players of the top five clubs in the league since the start of the 2020-21 season. Milan are at 377 total games missed which is over 100 more than the second in this ranking in Napoli.
Napoli are the team that have been hit hardest by Covid with 55 missed matches due to positive players while Inter, Milan and Juve are nearly the same with 38, 38 and 37 respectively.
Then the report mentions non-muscle injuries, that is all traumatic injuries, inflammation, tendon, ligament and bone problems. Milan are leading here thanks to Ante Rebić’s elbow, ankle and hip issues, Ibra’s knee and Achilles tendon, Gabbia’s collateral ligament, Plizzari’s bilateral patella tendinopathy and Maignan’s wrist. The data is below.
Then there is muscle problems, where Milan stands out at 187 games missed, which is very clear of the like of Atalanta and Inter while Juventus are 30 games behind in total.
The names of those who have suffered muscle problems for Milan and the amount of time spent out are as follows: Bennacer (22 missed matches), Ibra (19), Kjaer (14), Calabria (12), Romagnoli (12), Leao (12) and Rebic (8).
Interestingly, 52% seem to be felxor problems while 21% are calf for a sum of 73%, a value very close to being able to conclude that Milan’s muscular problems concern those two specific parts.