Pellegatti: Empoli and Chelsea games at risk for Rebic as hernia persists

By Isak Möller -

Ante Rebic has been out of action for almost a month and it doesn’t look like his return to the pitch is imminent. Bad news for Stefano Pioli, who has been forced to rely on the condition of Olivier Giroud. 

For this past weekend’s game against Napoli, Milan played with Rade Krunic as the left-winger and Giroud up front. Rafael Leao was suspended and that certainly exposed Milan’s injury struggles in attack, with Divock Origi also injured.

According to the reliable Carlo Pellegatti, as cited by, Milan had been hoping for some good news regarding Rebic’s condition. However, he’s still experiencing pain due to the hernia and a return isn’t imminent.

In fact, in spite of the international break, he probably won’t make it back for the games against Empoli and Chelsea. One should remember that once the hernia isn’t an issue anymore, he must also regain match fitness and that will take a while.

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  1. Since the begining of last season, 21/22, Ante Rebic has played less minutes for Milan than 40 year old Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
    I like Ante but this needs to be his last season as a Milan player. Besides being super inconsistent (his first 2 seasons at Milan he produced nothing until January), he is also mostly unavailable because of injuries. He is among the highest earners on the team, will be 30 next season and with age the injuries would become even more frequent.
    I honestly don’t expect to see Rebic play until after the World Cup. When it was first announced that he will miss the Sassuolo game it was said its only precautionary. A month later he is still out and they are saying that at least he won’t be back in the next 3 weeks.
    Besides for a starting RW, Milan needs to start scouting for a back up LW as well

    1. I keep saying a back hernia is a bastard of an injury. It always comes back and when it “heals” its only temporary. Unfortunately he wont be available much for this season

      1. Are you sure it’s a back hernia? I have one, and while uncomfortable, it doesn’t prohibit me from doing physical activity. I’m guessing he has a “sports” hernia, which is completely different, much more painful and definitely prevents athletes from competing. Either way, there are always surgical treatment options, and what we have here is probably a player/medical team that are trying to resolve this without surgery, but will realize after spending too much time trying to do this, that surgery is the only real option. So much like Pogba opting to have surgery later, when he should have had it in the first instance, we won’t see Rebic on the pitch until next year. And that really sucks for us because we need rotation options.

  2. I am not to bothered as Olivier Girouds form is so good at the moment ..20 goals from him this at least this season .
    WE have lost one game in 22 ..that’s not bad …We also have leao back so that’s a real plus ..just a little bit concerned with our defence at the moment .
    We lost to Napoli but face facts we were the better team ..yes I think we should have been 2 ahead at half time …that said we hit the woodwork twice ..The penalty was a negative…it was a stupid rash challenge.

      1. Right, but if nothing’s changed with Juve, I don’t feel that Juve will be a problem. Chelsea is also still in transition period.

        It’s time to take advantage

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