Report: Caldara’s return date revealed; Milan place ‘great trust’ in defender

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan can expect Mattia Caldara to return to training with the group within the next month, a report claims.

Caldara has been out injured since April 24th, when in the Coppa Italia against Lazio he ruptured the cruciate ligament of his left knee. 

Numerous outlets even claimed that Caldara’s injury is the reason that loan bids for teenage centre-back Matteo Gabbia were rejected by Milan this summer, as he was needed for cover in the case of a further injury crisis.

Caldara has been on the path to recovery and after almost half a year out, the light at the end of the tunnel is fast approaching. recently reported that the former Juventus will be back in action in October at the earliest as the medical staff continue to take an understandably cautious approach with him.

They also stated that Paolo Maldini has no doubts about Caldara’s future: he will be the starter alongside Alessio Romagnoli once fully fit.

Now, a report from Tuttosport states that Caldara’s return to training with the rest of his team-mates is pencilled in for the first week of October.

The newspaper reiterates that Zvonomir Boban and Maldini place ‘great trust’ in Caldara, seeing him as a future starter under Marco Giampaolo in the back four.

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