Mike Maignan has avoided a serious muscle injury but he is almost certain to miss AC Milan’s weekend game against Hellas Verona, we have learned.
There was a fair bit of panic 10 minutes left on the clock in last night’s 0-0 draw against Newcastle United as Maignan dropped to the ground with what looked like a muscle problem, forcing Marco Sportiello to come on for the closing stages.
According to what is being reported by our colleagues at SempreMilan.it, Maignan suffered a strain of the flexor muscle of his left thigh. The MRI performed this morning ruled out anything serious, and the evolution of his condition will be monitored daily.
The French goalkeeper is still expected miss the match against Hellas Verona on Saturday afternoon at San Siro, and will be replaced by Sportiello as he was last night, but he could be available again for the match in Cagliari next week.