Milan are trying to recover their injured players, and Simon Kjær is closest.
Milan this season have been plagued with injuries and absences. In fact, against Lazio before the Christmas break, they were without 4 starters, but still managed to get the win in the end.
The media outlets in Italy gave today an update today on the situation of the injured players. As reported by Milannews.it, training ahead of Sunday’s Benevento match should resume tomorrow with an ‘optional’ session, while on Wednesday all the players will be back from the break.
According to Milannews.it and Sportmediaset, Dane center-back Kjær, who’s been instrumental in 2020, could be back in training on Tuesday or Wednesday, and then return to the pitch for either the match against Benevento on January 3 or against Juventus on January 6 at Stadio San Siro.
The situation of the other injured players is a bit more complicated. Ibrahimović, who has been out since the Napoli game, was about to return against Sassuolo but then suffered a calf injury in training. He’s unlikely to return for the match against Juve, and Milan are not planning to rush the return of the Rossoneri #11, who followed a personalized work schedule during the Christmas break.
The same goes for Ismaël Bennacer. Sandro Tonali, Franck Kessié and Rade Krunić will have to continue to make up for the absence of the Algerian also against Benevento and Juventus. Samu Castillejo’s condition still needs to be evaluated and it remains to be seen when he’ll return.
As for Matteo Gabbia, who suffered a knee injury, the young center back should be back in February.