MANY PLAYER players are suffering from influenza while others have gotten injured; but there are some good news.
The Coppa Italia was the main priority for this season but it’s no longer possible as Milan lost to Udinese in the quarter finals last night and so they’ll need a miracle to be in a European competition next season but luck isn’t on Milan’s side.
Clarence Seedorf had to make some unexpected changes in the XI yesterday due to the illness of some players and was forced to make an early substitution due to Cristian Zapata’s injury. Milan have commented on the condition of the men.
“AC Milan wishes to communicate that Gabriel is suffering from the flu as are Bryan Cristante, Cristian Zaccardo and Poli while Abbiati and Birsa played yesterday despite both players having a fever,” the statement on Milan’s website reads on Thursday. “Meanwhile Christian Zapata is carrying a injury in his right leg and will undergo further tests in 10 days’ time.
“Matias Silvestre has also suffered a slight strain in his right leg and will undergo tests in a week’s time.” However, it’s not all bad as there are some players returning too after facing some time off the pitch due to their respective injuries: “Marco Amelia, Giampaolo Pazzini, Riccardo Montolivo, Sulley Muntari, Daniele Bonera and Riccardo Saponara are all on the road to recovery and may be available for selection while Andrea Petagna’s muscular injury will be looked at day by day.”
Stephan El Shaarawy still has some time to go before returning but his agent/brother has said recovery is going well. “He’s healing. Stephan works in the gym and is responding well to the treatment,” Manuel said. “His recovery goes according to plan. Stephan has a great desire to return to play and is very motivated. He regrets not being able to help his teammates.”
Milan are currently 7 points away from Fiorentina in 5th place. It’s clear that the Rossoneri won’t be in the Champions League next season but they have to play a lot better than they did against Udinese to be in the 2014/15 Europa League.