CM: Leao, Rebic, Giroud, Calabria and more – latest updates on Milan’s injury situation

By Oliver Fisher -

After crashing out of the Champions League, AC Milan’s next challenge will be against Udinese at the Dacia Arena on Saturday night, and Stefano Pioli will once again field a highly reworked team.

According to, there is a chance that two of the currently injured players could return before the end of 2021, namely either for the game on Sunday 19 December against Napoli or three days later in Empoli.

Milan will not take risks but playing Zlatan Ibrahimovic four times in two weeks is a risk in itself. The hope is that Milan will have Olivier Giroud back – who has been out since 25 November – as well as Rafael Leao. There is no chance of seeing Pellegri or Rebic back for either, with both set to return in January.

Samu Castillejo has been out since 24 October when he injured his flexors during the game against Bologna and he could come back soon, while Davide Calabria injured his calf on 12 November during international duty, with no exact return date listed for him either.

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Tags AC Milan Ante Rebic Davide Calabria Olivier Giroud Pietro Pellegri Rafael Leao Samu Castillejo


  1. One player returning from injury, other two players going for treatment.. and the one came back need several weeks to get to top form.

    Aarrrgh..many milan fans will get brain injury just thinking of that. 🤢🤢

  2. 3 more games until the end of 2021. Worried that we’ll have to rely on Zlatan for Udinese AND Napoli (even potentially Empoli). These are all must-win games and I am unsure if Zlatan has the energy to be our goalscorers in all…

    Can someone explain what is up with Daniel Maldini??!

  3. Oliver Giroud’s brilliant to see him back .
    He will will score some very important goals at the right time ..The best is yet to come from him ..
    Such a technically gifted player ..holds up the ball really well, and knows how to move into scoring positions .The most most underrated player in the world .Yes he doesn’t have great speed ,but the first three yards are in his head .

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