Almost exhausted the stop for the national teams, the penultimate in this 2021, for the Serie A teams it is time to think about returning to the field and the October tour de force, which includes the return of the cups and a midweek round. As a consequence, great attention will be needed for the technical winds of the top series in siphoning the forces to send the most fit eleven to the field and avoid painful injuries. This is the situation of the Milan, committed Saturday at San Siro againstHellas Verona:
Who is out: the injury situation at the Rossoneri is not at all simple. In addition to the already known Florenzi, Bakayoko and Krunic, during the national stop Pioli had to deal with the problems of Messias (lesion of the rectus femoris muscle) and of Calabria (muscle strain) and as the recovery time of Ibrahimovic, who is continuing to work separately at Milanello. Furthermore, yesterday’s news is the arthroscopic operation on the left wrist which he will undergo today Mike Maignan: the Rossoneri goalkeeper could stay out for at least two months; more details on his return can be found in the post surgery. To complicate things, Theo Hernandez’s coronavirus positivity was added: the full-back will certainly miss Saturday’s match.
who recovers: among the injured persons mentioned, the only one recoverable in a short time is Davide Calabria; the number 2, however, could be kept as a precaution on Saturday to be used on Wednesday against Porto in the Champions League. For the others the waiting times vary: for Bakayoko and Krunic the reactivation phase continues which will lead them to return, while for Florenzi, Messias and Maignan the pit stop will last a few more weeks.
Who returns from the national team: all the Rossoneri players called up for the national team finished their commitments yesterday. Some have already returned to Milanello, others – including the Africans, Kjaer and Tonali – will return to Milanello today and will be available to the coach for the match against Verona.
The latest in sight of Milan-Hellas VeronaObviously, the goalkeeper will change compared to the usual Rossoneri team: out Maignan, inside Tatarusanu waiting for Mirante (medical examinations today). For the rest, Pioli does not have ample room for choice, although it is possible that he will manage his own – where he can afford to do so – in view of the match against Porto. In defense, therefore, they will act Kalulu right and Ballo-Tourè left, with Tomori and one between Kjaer and Romagnoli central; in midfield one between Bennacer and Tonali will support the disqualified in the Champions League Kessie; in front of the holder Rebic (Giroud returns and will go to the bench) supported on the trocar by the trio Saelemaekers-Brahim-Leao.