IGNAZIO ABATE has pulled a muscle in today’s training and will miss the next two weeks.
Milan suffer a big blow as after Robinho’s right ankle training injury yesterday, it was Abate who could not complete the training at Milanello, and tests have shown that he will need 14 days to be healthy again.
Abate is one of the most important players on the team, and his absence will give Massimiliano Allegri a real headache as his options for the right-back position are very few and there is no one at his level.
“A.C. Milan wishes to communicate that Ignazio Abate has undergone medical examinations which have revealed a muscular problem with his right thigh. Recovery time is expected to be two weeks,” a statement on Milan’s official website reads on Thursday. Abate will miss Parma, Juventus 2nd leg and Roma games.
Allegri tried Luca Antonini on the right hand side during training, with Djamel Mesbah on the left.
Gennaro Gattuso could be called-up for the Parma game on Saturday, while Maxi Lopez and Clarence Seedorf should both be ready. Robinho and Kevin-Prince Boateng are unlikely to make it for Parma though.