Duarte underwent surgery to treat a fracture to the calcaneus, recovery time is estimated to be 3-4 months

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Léo Duarte during training at Milanello. (@acmilan.com)

Léo Duarte will miss the next few months after going under the knife.

Duarte missed the game against Napoli last week after feeling pain in his heel, and it turned out to be a serious injury.

Yesterday, the Brazilian center back, who joined Milan from Flamengo, underwent surgery and he’s set to be out for months, as confirmed by the club in a statement on their official website:

“Milan announces that Léo Duarte underwent an operation at the Alfredson Tendon Clinic in Umeå, Sweden, to treat a fracture to the calcaneus at the point where it meets the left Achilles tendon. The operation was performed by Prof. Håkan Alfredson with the Cub’s Team Doctor Stefano Mazzoni in attendance and the operation went exactly according to plan.

“Recovery time is estimated to be 3/4 months.” Mattia Caldara is slowly returning to full fitness but it remains to be seen whether Milan will try to buy a center back in January now with Duarte’s injury.

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yourBoss
yourBoss
5 months ago

Get well soon mate

Nesta1
Nesta1
5 months ago
Reply to  yourBoss

Yes feel sorry for him just breaking into team, but anyone else wonder we have terrible luck with injuries?

Raven
Raven
5 months ago
Reply to  Nesta1

Specially when it comes with center backs.

Raven
Raven
5 months ago

A blessing in disguise. Gabbia and Caldara should a must be ahead if we are planning on a youth project.