Sky: Milan’s current injury list and the expected recovery times for each

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are in a constant state of emergency when it comes to absences it seems, with Malick Thiaw being the latest key player to suffer a lengthy injury.

Sky reports that Thiaw’s hamstring issue is the 25th injury of the season (18 of a muscular nature) suffered by Milan players. There are currently nine squad members unavailable and against Frosinone Stefano Pioli will have to find new solutions with only one fit centre-back.

Below is the list of all the current absentees and when they are expected to return as part the broadcaster:

Malick Thiaw

Left thigh flexor
Injured since: November 28, 2023
Estimated return date: TBD, but not before January 2024

Noah Okafor

Hamstring of the right thigh
Injured since: November 21, 2023
Estimated return date: Around one week

Rafael Leao

Biceps femoris of the right thigh
Injured since: November 11, 2023
Estimated return date: Around 10 days

Pierre Kalulu

Patellar tendon
Injured since: October 29, 2023
Estimated return date: March 2024

Marco Pellegrino

Compound fracture of the calcaneal bone of the left foot
Injured since: October 29, 2023
Estimated return date: January 2024

Simon Kjaer

Muscle fatigue
Injured since: October 28, 2023
Estimated return date: in about a week

Marco Sportiello

Medial twin of the left calf
Injured since: October 19, 2023
Estimated return date: January 2024

Mattia Caldara:

Right ankle, required surgery
Injured since: September 2023
Estimated return date: January 2024

Ismael Bennacer:

Post-traumatic lesion of the cartilage of the lateral femoral condyle of the right knee, required surgery
Injured since: May 10, 2023
Estimated return date: Around 10 days

Other injuries during the season

Mike Maignan: Left thigh flexor strain
Theo Hernandez: Bruised ankle
Davide Calabria: Left thigh flexor
Rade Krunic: Adductor
Ruben Loftus-Cheek: Pubo-adductor discomfort
Christian Pulisic: Muscle fatigue
Samuel Chukwueze: Biceps femoris of the left thigh
Luka Jovic: Muscle fatigue

These players have recovered from their respective injuries and are currently available.

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  1. Simon Kjaer has been out a whole month because of muscle fatigue?
    They better not even think about giving him an extension. He has been finished since the Genoa game in late 2021.
    Sign 2 CBs in January and buy out the last few months of Kjaer and Caldara contracts.

    1. Where is the logic in buying out a contract? Do you even understand how it works? It costs the club exactly the same. This way you at least have a backup, Kjaer still played a few games this season. And what about Pulisic and RLC? You think they should also be bought out since they always had, have and will have injuries. 2-3 months every season, that was the standard for them the past xy seasons and it won’t change. Milan spent 50M on 2 players that will miss 10-15 games every year.

      1. Oh boy.🤦‍♂️
        First of all, an early buy out can cost less because that player will collect major part of his remaining salary with Milan and still have an opportunity to sign with another club and make up tye difference or even earn more. Why do you think Juventus was buying out players who were on their payroll 2,3 years ago? So they can save money. Same with inter and Vidal- Alexis Sanches situation.
        2nd. Look at the players I mentioned with the players you are talking about. I named 2 players who have been useless for years. Caldara for 5 and Kjaer for 2 years. They are 2 of the highest paid players in defense. I think only CB that makes more money than that deadwood is Tomori.
        How is that comparable to Pulisic ans RLC? Pulisic has arguably been Milan best player so far this season and RLC has been very good too.
        Kjaer has been out for a month and counting because of a muscle fatigue. He isn’t even injured

        1. Get your fact straight:

          1. Kjaer and Caldara are NOT the highest paid defender in Milan.

          This honor should goes to Theo (4M), then Tomori (3.5M). Calabria (2M).

          In contrast, Kjaer earns 1.5M, Caldara 2.2M.

          Pulisic, RLC and Chukwueze all earn 4M without great contribution just yet.

          2. Kjaer was one of the key player and leader during our campaign for the 19th title. He has been a useful sub for the team.

          So far, Pulisic, RLC and Chukwueze all have been injured and missed games, if not more than Kjaer.

    1. And do you think Reijnders and Tomori won’t be injured soon for over working?

      No player is injury prone in the team aprt from the obvious ones we know, aside that AC Milan has become an injury prone team that is basically gonna ruine players career.

  2. Didn’t the management say they’re gonna look up what’s wrong with all these injuries ?
    I’m curious to see how this research went and what are the conclusions.

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