It is no secret that AC Milan’s continued injury crisis amongst their defenders has hindered their Scudetto and Champions League campaigns. However, they have been given a boost today with the news of two returns.
MilanNews writes that the Rossoneri will be aided by the returns of Marco Sportiello and Marco Pellegrino. The pair have both been absent in recent weeks after the former suffered a calf injury and the latter suffering from a fractured foot. However, they are now deemed to have recovered and will begin training once again.
Recently, Stefano Pioli has had no other option than to look to his Primavera setup for defenders, mainly Jan-Carlo Simic, whilst also using his senior players in unfamiliar roles, such as Theo Hernandez. Although both have shown their abilities, the 58-year-old will welcome the news.
However, the news acts as somewhat of a silver lining rather than an absolute positive, given this weekend’s additions to the injury list: Noah Okafor and Tommaso Pobega, are both at risk of being absent for an extended period.