Nigel De Jong will be available for Sunday but the first-choice left back will have to miss the match.
The next four matches will be critical for Milan as they face Carpi, Hellas Verona, Frosinone and Bologna so coach Sinisa Mihajlovic will need his best men to get all of the 12 points that are up for grabs.
However, the Serb will have to do without his starting left back Luca Antonelli at least in the next game (this Sunday, 20:45 CET kickoff), Milan have confirmed today.
“During yesterday’s training session, Luca Antonelli sustained a minor injury in the adductor muscle in his left thigh. The player’s fitness will be assessed again at the start of next week,” a statement on Milan’s website reads. Mattia De Sciglio will most likely step in for Antonelli who’s been in good form.
Luca won’t be there on Sunday but Nigel De Jong has returned to training and took part in today’s sessions (as did Rodrigo Ely). The Dutchman has spent the majority of the season on the bench but considering how Milan’s reserves played against Serie B’s Crotone in the Coppa Italia this week (ended in a 3-1 win), Mihajlovic needs every bit of quality he can have on his bench.
Mario Balotelli meanwhile is not yet training with his teammates but could be back in time for the Hellas match or the encounter with Sampdoria in the Coppa Italia in two weeks.