AC Milan are watching Simon Kjaer at the World Cup closely as his condition continues to worry them and Denmark, a report claims.
After playing in the opening group match against Tunisia, Kjaer missed out on Denmark’s 2-1 defeat by France over the weekend. At first it was thought it was a choice dictated simply by a bit of rotation, but instead it has emerged that a muscle problem kept the veteran defender out.
Tuttosport (via MilanNews) recalls the words of the Danish national team coach Kasper Hjulmand after the game: “We were aware of the fact that he couldn’t take the field and we don’t know if he’ll be able to do it on Wednesday against Australia, he still feels discomfort.”
The newspaper then adds that Kjaer’s problem is with his right thigh flexor, i.e. the same muscle that Simon injured on October 1 in Milan’s game against Empoli. That is why there is a bit of apprehension regarding his condition among the Milan medical staff.
Of course Milan have Pierre Kalulu and Fikayo Tomori, plus Matteo Gabbia and Malick Thiaw for depth, but on the other the numbers show that Milan have conceded only one goal in nine games with Kjaer on the field.