Pioli confirms Florenzi has suffered a ‘fairly serious muscle injury’ but duo should return vs. Inter

By Oliver Fisher -

Alessandro Florenzi could be set for an extended period on the sidelines as Stefano Pioli has admitted his muscle injury does not look good.

As the game against Sassuolo tonight drifted out towards the final whistle and a 0-0 scoreline, the last bit of bad fortune came in the last minute of normal time as Florenzi pulled up having suffered a painful injury.

The full-back was chasing a ball that landed over his shoulder and he instantly pulled up grimacing in pain. Pierre Kalulu initially tried to stretch it out presuming it to be cramp, but it became apparent it was a muscle problem in his thigh and Milan were forced to complete the game with 10 men.

Pioli spoke to MilanTV about the injury situation for his side ahead of the derby on Saturday and he spoke about Florenzi’s proble, with his comments relayed by MilanNews.

“Florenzi, I think, it will be a fairly serious muscle injury. Rebic and Origi have the hope of recovering them for Saturday: Thursday and Friday are decisive,” he said.

Tags AC Milan Alessandro Florenzi Ante Rebic Divock Origi Stefano Pioli


  1. I have a feeling we’ll be seeing Kalulu playing right back again at some point. Calabria can’t play EVERY game with this packed schedule. Kalulu is just far better than Calabria anyway (in my opinion); and now that we’ve signed Thiaw, we have players to rotate at centerback with Tomori, Kjaer, Thiaw (and even Gabbia). So Kalulu needs to rotate to RB sometimes to give Calabria a rest given that Florenzi will be out a while.

  2. Saelemakers stinks.
    Better to move Kalulu to the RB position as we have Tomori, Kjaer and now Thiaw added to the team and they are actually good unlike Saele.

    1. not ready to give up on Sael. as he is adequate replacement in last 45…….. Kalulu at RB is a great option as I think that was his original position until Kjaer got injured, I like that idea as he has great speed and can move the ball on the counter just like Theo on the left

  3. Now with Thiaw, Vrankx and Sergino Dest the team has numerous options, I with Florencio a prompt recovery, the team will be fine

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