Alessio Romagnoli’s injury will keep him out of the next few matches as the tests showed an injury to his thigh flexor.
Milan will have to be without both of their starting center backs on Monday night when they play Lazio (20:45 CET at the Olimpico) as Gabriel Paletta picked up a red card against Bologna (1-0 win) while Alessio Romagnoli sustained an injury.
“Milan announces that Romagnoli today underwent a medical examination that revealed an injury to his right thigh flexor,” a statement on the Rossoneri’s official website read on Friday afternoon.
While the club didn’t provide any estimation to how long Romagnoli will be out, according to ANSA, the 22-year-old will miss ‘at least’ two weeks and is out of the matches with Lazio, Fiorentina and Sassuolo, and could also be a doubt for the March clashes with Chievo and Juve.
With Paletta, Romagnoli, Mattia De Sciglio, Luca Antonelli and possibly Davide Calabria all unavailable against Lazio, MilanTV reports that it’s likely that Primavera fullback Raul Zucchetti will be called-up against the Biancocelesti. It’s also possible to see defender Matteo Gabbia and forwards Zakaria Hamadi & Patrick Cutrone in the squad that will be named by coach Montella on Sunday.
Kucka also picked up a red card against Bologna and he will miss the Lazio match as well. According to Milannews.it, Bertolacci is currently favourite over Poli to play in midfield with Locatelli & Pasalic.