Pioli reveals Caldara is ‘not doing very well’ after another injury setback

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli has revealed that central defender Mattia Caldara has suffered a setback in his recovery.

Caldara joined the Rossoneri from Juventus in a swap deal with Leonardo Bonucci last summer, but has struggled with injuries since his arrival at San Siro.

His most serious setback came on April 24th in the Coppa Italia against Lazio, when he ruptured the cruciate ligament of his left knee ruling him out for six months.

The Italian played 45 minutes of the Primavera’s recent game against Cremonese but was left out for Saturday’s 6-0 win over Parma, and Stefano Pioli shed some light on his fitness.

Speaking at the pre-Roma press conference, the Rossoneri head coach said on Caldara (via MilanNews.it): “He is not doing very well.

“He had time with the Primavera today, we hope he can have more playing time.

“Yesterday he was fatigued and sore in a tendon. It will take time but he is an important player with certain characteristics that I hope to have available to understand how to organise the team.”

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