Malick Thiaw has returned to group training with AC Milan after being sidelined for over two months. Of course, this is great news for the Rossoneri who have struggled in the centre-back position in recent months.
Thiaw sustained a hamstring injury in the Champions League clash between Milan and Borussia Dortmund at the end of November. Since then, he has been working hard to recover and today, that work finally paid off as he returned to group training.
This was reported by Sky Italia (via MilanNews), also stating that Zlatan Ibrahimovic was present at Milanello for the session. It will likely take some time for Thiaw to regain fitness, but the Rossoneri could perhaps have him back against Monza next weekend.
Meanwhile, Pierre Kalulu and Fikayo Tomori are still on the sidelines, although the latter’s return shouldn’t be far away either. The Englishman also sustained a hamstring injury – in late December against Salernitana – but it wasn’t as serious as Thiaw’s.
Stefano Pioli will continue to rely on Matteo Gabbia and Simon Kjaer on Sunday as Milan will take on Napoli. It’s a big game for the Rossoneri, out for revenge after a 2-2 draw in their reverse fixture.