Ivan Strinić is out of action until further notice, as the club confirmed he has been diagnosed with an initial hypertrophy of the cardiac muscle.
The summer signing didn’t take part of any of the pre-season matches as he returned late from his World Cup vacation, having made it all the way to the final.
But it may take a while before Milan fans get to see the Croatian left-back in action, as the club confirmed that they have revealed that Strinić has a heart problem.
“Milan announces that during the six-monthly routine check-ups, scheduled in Italy for professional athletes, it was found that Strinić suffers from an initial hypertrophy of the cardiac muscle, which merits further investigation after a period of rest. For this reason, the player must temporarily suspend sporting activity until the tests have been completed,” the Rossoneri’s statement reads.
The condition of Strinić could be one of the reasons that led Milan to sign Diego Laxalt from Genoa. It is unknown when the 31-year-old will return. He signed a contract with Milan until 2021 in June.