Sky: Another blow for Duarte as he suffers muscle problem in training – his recovery time

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have suffered their second setback after the resumption of training as news has emerged regarding an injury to Leo Duarte.

The Brazil defender arrived from Flamengo over the summer and despite having struggled for opportunities under Marco Giampaolo, he had seemingly established himself as a starter under Stefano Pioli, forming a promising partnership with Alessio Romagnoli.

However, that all came to a halt back in November when the club confirmed that Duarte underwent an operation at the Alfredson Tendon Clinic in Umeå to ‘treat a fracture to the calcaneus at the point where it meets the left achilles tendon’ – missing four months.

After reaching the end of a long road to recovery, Duarte has suffered another setback. According to the latest from Sky Italia (as cited by MilanNews), Duarte stopped early in Tuesday’s session due to a problem with the flexor muscle.

He will undergo texts in the next few hours, but if the first diagnosis were confirmed he would join Zlatan Ibrahimovic in being out for the next 3-4 weeks.


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