The year of 2022 has not been kind to Divock Origi whose involvement at Liverpool and AC Milan has been limited due to various injury problems.
Calciomercato.com report that Origi is working to dispose of the muscle and tendon problem that made the first few months at Milan rather more difficult than he would have hoped. The Belgian striker has clinically recovered, but for weeks he has been suffering from inflammation and hardening of the tendon he injured last May.
That is why he has chosen to go Belgium for ten days to work with the national team physio, while today a doctor from the Milan staff will also take stock of the situation, to understand how the recovery is proceeding.
Head coach Stefano Pioli expects positive news, because his idea is to have him available from next week so he can begin preparing for the game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on 5 October in the Champions League.
Origi has a great desire to play, but he doesn’t want to take risks because a relapse would be detrimental to his season and to Milan’s ambitions.
In 2022 so far Origi has played less than 300 minutes: 205 minutes with Liverpool between the Premier League, Champions League, Carabao Cup and FA Cup, 12 minutes with Belgium and 81 minutes for the Rossoneri (48 in Serie A and 33 in the Champions League). A corner must soon be turned.