AC Milan have been without various key members of their squad due to muscle problems, but one long-term absentee has been Matteo Gabbia.
The young centre-back suffered a knee problem that has kept him out since the 2-2 draw with Parma back in mid-December, the same game that saw Ismael Bennacer come off with a thigh issue that has also kept him out until earlier this week when he resumed training.
According to the latest from Tuttosport (via MilanLive), Gabbia’s recovery program is going well and the Italian should return to training with the rest of the group in early February. We will have to wait a few more days after that for him to get his fitness back and then he will be available for selection.
Given that Mateo Musacchio and Leo Duarte have left the club and Fikayo Tomori is the only defender to arrive, Gabbia’s return to the squad will be absolutely essential for the rest of the season from a depth point of view.