Huge blows for Vincenzo Montella as Giacomo Bonaventura is going to miss a few months while Mattia De Sciglio will be out for several weeks, following injuries suffered in the defeat to Udinese.
It is said that bad things come in threes and Milan suffered three big hits this week as yesterday they lost to Udinese 2-1 and dropped to 7th place in Serie A, and also lost both Giacomo Bonaventura and Mattia De Sciglio to injuries.
Bonaventura scored the goal of Milan in the opening moments but had to leave the pitch already after 26 minutes. As announced by the club through the official website on Monday, “after today’s tests Giacomo Bonaventura was diagnosed with a lesion to his left adductor longus tendon. The player will undergo surgery by Professor Sakari Orava in the coming days.”
News agency ANSA estimates that Jack will be out for roughly 4 months which would mean the season is over for him, while Sky Italia’s Peppe Di Stefano says that Bonaventura, who has been instrumental in the team of Vincenzo Montella this season, playing both as a midfielder and as a winger, will be out for at least two months. Milan are not expected to sign anyone to replace him.
De Sciglio meanwhile, was badly tackled by Rodrigo De Paul (who only received a yellow and then took advantage of the fact that he ‘took out’ Mattia and scored the winner from the left side of the Rossoneri defense before a replacement came on). It was feared that his injury will be more serious but instead it has been confirmed that he “suffered an injury to his right ankle with ligament damage.
“De Sciglio’s recovery time will depend on the outcome of the tests in the next few days.” He’s expected to miss at least a month of action. Bad news for Milan – reaching Europe becomes harder.