IT APPEARS that a few injured players can be fit in time for the Champions League on Wednesday.
Milan take on Udinese tomorrow and they have 13 unavailable players – 11 via injuries – the injury crisis at Milan certainly has great effects over latest poor showings from Milan, who haven’t won this month.
However, some good news finally came from Milanello as the injured players are working their way to recovery and some players can already make it for the important Arsenal game coming up in 5 days’ time.
“[Alexandre] Pato, [Alessandro] Nesta and [Kevin-Prince] Boateng may be back for the game against Arsenal. Abbiati will be available,” Massimiliano Allegri told the press. In any case, all the three of them will be ready for the Cesena game next weekend. Sandro and Alex trained partly with the group on Friday.
Last week Allegri said no one will be back so these are good signs for Milan who’ve been struggling with all the injured players. Injury updates: Alberto Aquilani (2-3 weeks), Boateng (3-7 days), Mathieu Flamini (3-4 weeks), Alexander Merkel (6-7 weeks), Nesta (2-4 days), Pato (3-10 days), Strasser (4-5 weeks), Yepes (3 weeks). It is still not clear when Antonio Cassano and Gennaro Gattuso will be ready to play.
Milan still sit second in Serie A, one point off league leaders Juventus who have a game in hand, they will play the first leg of the UCL eightfinals against Arsenal on Wednesday and the Coppa Italia next month.