Reports: Conflicting information emerges on Kessie’s injury but Milan will not seek cover

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are expected to be without Franck Kessie for a month after he sustained a muscle problem during training yesterday, a report claims.

La Gazzetta dello Sport writes that a problem with the flexor muscle of his left thigh means that he will be out for a few weeks rather than a few days. Despite the fact the Ivorian has virtually always been available during his time at Milan, it is proof that nobody is invincible and that back-up plans are needed.

It shouldn’t be forgotten that in January the midfielder will also take part in the African Cup of Nations scheduled in Cameroon from 9 January to 6 February, which is another period that the team will be without him.

Kessie didn’t have a long holiday after the Olympics before returning to training earlier this week, but he publicly declared that he doesn’t mind that. “Will I go back to Italy tired? And why? This is my job: running, building a wall and starting again. The more I play, the better I feel,” he said in an interview with the Gazzetta at the end of July.

Milan must now be patient with the 24-year-old in his road to recovery, while ANSA (via MilanNews) are reporting that his injury is not serious as he will miss about two weeks and therefore the management will not look for a replacement in the mercato.

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