GdS: Milan sweat as Theo Hernandez suffers injury in view of Chelsea and Juventus games

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are anticipating being without Theo Hernandez for their next Champions League game against Chelsea, according to a report.

La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) writes that the left-back was unable to answer the call-up from France for their Nations League matches against Austria and Denmark due to a muscle problem sustained in the last league match against Napoli.

The tests he underwent yesterday showed a strain of the long right adductor that will be re-evaluated again in a week, and this means that he will certainly miss the away game against Empoli on 1 October and is also in great doubt for the next Champions League match against Chelsea on 5 October at Stamford Bridge.

There is a better chance of having him back for the crucial match against Juventus on 8 October in Serie A, and for the return group game against Chelsea on 11 October at San Siro.

There are two ideas to replace him: to play Fodé Ballo-Touré there who is a natural left-back but failed to convince, while the alternative is to move Davide Calabria to the left play Sergino Dest on the right.

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  1. After RW we need to solve this issue. What’s the point of even having Ballo-Toure on the squad if they’d rather play a RB in the LB spot? The club needs to bring in a proper backup for Theo. Our depth is still generally paper thin in some positions and after upgrading RW depth is the no. 2 priority IMHO.

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